Thousands of people are using the hashtag #BrexitDay on Twitter as 31 October was the date on which Britain was supposed to be leaving the European Union.
When he came into office in July, Boris Johnson promised to take Britain out “with or without a deal” and said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for an extension to Article 50.
— Captain SKA (@CaptainSKA) October 31, 2019
But in the end Johnson failed to get his deal passed Parliament after the Democratic Unionist Party rebelled because of how it affected Northern Ireland’s place within the union and he was forced to seek an extension until January 31.
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) October 31, 2019
Remainers cracked jokes on Twitter and mocked the Prime Minister while Brexiteers’ tweets had a more bitter and angry feel to them.
— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) October 31, 2019
It is not the first Brexit withdrawal deadline the government has missed.
— Cromwell (@Cromwell606) October 31, 2019
Originally Theresa May set March 29 as the Brexit deadline but she failed to get her deal passed and was forced to ask for a six month extension.
— James 🔶 (@DaleksGamertag) October 31, 2019
Earlier this week Johnson finally got Parliament to agree to a General Election on 12 December after Labour said it accepted a no deal Brexit had been taken off the table.
— Aisling Bea (@WeeMissBea) October 31, 2019
In June 2016 the majority of British voters - 52 percent - opted for Brexit in a referendum which led to the resignation of the then Prime Minister David Cameron.
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) October 31, 2019
— Janey Godley (@JaneyGodley) October 31, 2019
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 31, 2019
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) October 31, 2019