People Are Creating Their Own Wickedly Funny Brexit Stamps

As Britain marches closer to Brexit, a new controversy has opened up about whether or not to honor the event with a commemorative stamp. The campaign, launched by UK tabloid The Sun, gained the backing of a few politicians, but was shot down by the Royal Mail, which released a statement saying Brexit “wasn’t an important event worth recognizing.”

David Gold, the Royal Mail's director of public affairs and policy, told The Daily Mail that the organization tries to stay out of political matters and practices a “strict political neutrality due to the important role we play in the electoral process including referendums.” But, as some point out, the Royal Mail did issue commemorative stamps when Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973.

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Commemorative Stamps issued by Royal Mail in 1973 (Photo: Albany Stamps

As far as Brexit goes, while it won't be getting an official stamp—unless something changes before March 2019—the public has taken matters into their own hands. #BrexitStamps is now going around on Twitter, with people posting their humorous takes on how the historic event should be remembered, and somehow we have a feeling they aren't how supporters thought they'd turn out.

h/t: [Kottke]

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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