What some writers have to say about Brexit
Go on, Wales. Give me an excuse to saw you off the country and float you out into the fucking Irish Sea.— Warren Ellis (@warrenellis) June 24, 2016
Good grief, he's not being very respectful to the Welsh with that one, nor the Irish, IMO. Even though [Northern] Ireland, as far as I know, voted to remain in the EU, which I think is a mistake for them. Ellis is not doing any favors with his revolting little tirade. Then, there's artist Liam Sharp, who does come from Europe:
@MICAHMANN Brexit. I'm an immigrant in the US. Deeply troubled by the vote to leave the EU.— Liam Sharp (@LiamRSharp) June 24, 2016
Why? What good is the Euro currency, if we take that as an example? It's just crap, and nowhere as good as the French Franc and the Italian Lire were. Next is Paul Cornell:
Well fuck, that was not a nice surprise to wake up to.— Paul_Cornell (@Paul_Cornell) June 24, 2016
Why? You really want immigration from countries plagued with an awful religious ideology? Look what Germany's experienced, and the UK's had its share of this too. If it were immigrants from Latin America to Europe, things might've been better. But no, they just have to take the poor choices of where and how to seek immigrants from.
I suspect being able to say "I told you so" a lot is going to be distinctly unsatisfying.— Kieron Gillen (@kierongillen) June 24, 2016
Yeah, for people like him, who turn their backs on the horrors that took place over on the mainland of Europe, and even in the UK itself. The USA's also experienced terrible incidents like these recently.
Incredibly close. Looking like worst result imaginable. Can't adequately précis my disgust and anger into a pithy Twitter caption. #Brexit— Nick Abadzis (@NickAbadzis) June 24, 2016
Did he feel that way when child slavery rings were discovered in England?
Croatia, Europe. Taken by me, no longer quite in Europe pic.twitter.com/C98FWeM117— PETER MILLIGAN (@1PeterMilligan) June 24, 2016
If "Eurabia" becomes a reality, will he think the same thing?
I'm very disappointed that The Archers did not sufficiently prepare me for considering the ramifications of #Brexit.— Jennifer de Guzman (@Jennifer_deG) June 24, 2016
What about the ramifications of terrorism? The USA's just experienced one of the worst assaults at the hands of Omar Mateen. France recently had one of the worst attacks too. So I'm not sure what this cartoonist's point is either.
Idea: Nursing home as independent nation. Let them vote their own way to oblivion.— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) June 24, 2016
Hmm, I don't think he's going to win over many comics fans across the pond now, if this is how he "respects" their democracy.
Okay so a law+economics professor of my acquaintance is predicting the EU will dissolve if #Brexit succeeds. Is he being hyperbolic?— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) June 24, 2016
If the EU itself were to dissolve, that would be no more problematic than the corrupt UN dissolving.
Nix on my earlier Little Britain comment. This is Dis-United Kingdom, Little England. pic.twitter.com/GmcQUyDhdf— David Hine (@HineDavid) June 24, 2016
So, he's still as leftist as ever, I guess. Or, more specifically, has no idea what independence can really mean. Here's also at least two who weren't listed by BC:
Maybe after he can’t be President any more, Obama could go be Prime Minister in the UK. Seems like they could use a hand.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) June 25, 2016
After he did at least a few things that were contemptuous of Britain? I doubt it. He'd only make things worse for their healthcare, much like he already did for the USA. And that's only the beginning.
So we’ve had the Full English Brexit and Second Brexit. When do we get a Brexit Club poster?— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) June 27, 2016
Surely the Brexit folks include a nerd, a jock, a princess, a criminal and a basket case.— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) June 27, 2016
I'm not sure how that's respectable to the UK, a country you'd think people like him actually loved. I guess he and his ilk won't be visiting any UK conventions anytime soon?
Boris Johnson is a big tub of stale off-brand Ecto-Cooler.— GAIL SIMONE (@GailSimone) June 27, 2016
Again, I don't see why the US-based writers are lambasting politicians from a country they don't live in, yet which you'd assume they loved. The American writers/artists' beefs with Brexit are even more puzzling than those of the European creators. And the saddest part is how they don't seem to have any understanding of the positive sides of independence and self-determination, which is what Brexit was supposed to be about. What a pity. The UK's done some bad things in the past. But this topic in itself isn't one of those. If it encourages France, Portugal and other European countries to work out similar referendums, they'll be doing the right thing. Far more than these comic writers are doing by opining in such careless tones.