Brexit at the Carnival

The subject of Brexit has not gone unnoticed by those in Germany building floats for the many carnivals taking place this week.

One in Düsseldorf shows Theresa May with a Pinnocio-style Brexit nose stabbing through the heart of the British economy.

Meanwhile in Oberursel, one float was more critical of the fact that the Brexit process is dragging on, whilst the EU has other problems to sort out:

Kunstgriff Oberursel - Brexit here and Brexit there - als gäbs kaan annern Scheissdreck mehr! (3rd March, 2019)

“Brexit here and Brexit there – als gäbs kaan annern Scheissdreck mehr!”

Others in the procession highlighted the trend in nationalism and a political move to the right:

Kunstgriff Oberursel - Brexit (3rd March, 2019)

Another float in Oberursel had an EU flag on it with one of the stars missing, at the same time highlighting the “strength in unity” of the Union:

Maasgrunder Entenbruder in Oberursel (3rd March 2019)

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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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