The great Remoaner 50p meltdown

The #FBPE crew spent the weekend losing their minds about coins.


Topics Brexit Politics UK

‘Well done, BREXSHITTERS!!! Was your blue passport worth it?!’ That’s more or less been the refrain on Remoaner Twitter in recent weeks, as we’ve edged closer towards Brexit Day.

The image #FBPErs have of Leavers is that we are simple-minded, sentimental, nationalistic folk who destroyed our children’s futures just so we could feel that bit more British, and feel that new non-EU passport in our mitts, returned to beautiful British blue rather than EU maroon. The Brexit vote was about identity and symbols, not sovereignty, goes the caricature.

And yet, time and again, prominent Remoaners have proven that they are far more dimwitted and obsessed with trivialities than we Brexiteers. Just look at the great 50p meltdown of the past 48 hours.

The unveiling of the commemorative 50p coin marking Brexit was met with howls of rage, despite the fact everyone knew this was happening: they were first minted for our original departure date of 31 October 2019, but had to be melted down when the government extended the deadline.

‘I am never using or accepting this coin’, was the verdict of Labour’s Lord Adonis. Blairite spindoctor Alastair Campbell, meanwhile, said he would insist on ‘two 20p pieces and a 10’ if a shopkeeper dared to hand him one. If ever there was a neat demonstration of the class dynamic at play in the Brexit debate, multimillionaire Campbell shirtily asking a shopkeeper to take back his filthy Brexit 50p is about as good as it gets.

The lunacy didn’t stop there. There was a nonsense debate about whether or not the slogan on the back of the coin – ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’ – needed an Oxford comma, which the likes of Philip ‘lampost’ Pullman leapt on as an opportunity to distinguish himself from the illiterate hordes.

There were even schemes suggested to take the coins out of circulation entirely via direct action, such as this one from Edwin Hayward, author of Slaying Brexit Unicorns.

The idea that Brexiteers are obsessed by blue passports and coins is a myth. The only people this stuff really exercises are elite Remainers who still won’t accept the referendum result.

Still, it’s all been thoroughly entertaining. The Brexit 50p meltdown could well be mental Remoaner Twitter’s last great hurrah.

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Andy Rich

30th January 2020 at 1:22 pm

I’m just disappointed we’re not getting a new bank holiday to celebrate.

Little Black Sambo

30th January 2020 at 10:43 am

What is “lampost”? Is it a kind of compost?

Jeremy Wraith

28th January 2020 at 1:29 am


Angela Merkel is quoted as saying:
Post-Brexit Britain will be a potential competitor to the European Union alongside China and the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared on Sunday.
The corollary to this statement by Merkel is that:
Inside the EU the UK is NOT a competitor to other states in the EU!
Because while Britain is/was in the EU the EU could screw Britain to such an extent in their favour, particularly France and Germany, that Britain would not be a potential threat to their economies.
1 When Britain joined the EEC in 1973 the EU took over complete control of Britain’s trade.
2 Since joining the EEC in 1973 Britain has NOT made a surplus on its trade in goods with the EU since the early 1980’s.
3 Hence, it only took the EU seven or so years to destroy Britain’s manufacturing base.
4 The proof of this is in the official figures as follows:
4.1 When Britain joined the EEC in 1973 the balance of payments (BoP) with the EEC was approximately zero.
4.2 This meant that Britain exported as much to the EEC as it imported from the EEC.
4.3 Since 1973, while under the control of the EU, the total accumulated BoP of UK trade with the EU has reached a staggering DEFICIT, currently costing Britain £2 trillion.
But the EU has not only screwed Britain in trade. It has also screwed Britain financially to their benefit in many other ways, such as:
4.4 The TOTAL cost to Britain in NETT budgetary payments to the EEC/EU since 1973 now amounts to nearly £300 billion.
4.4.1 This amount of taxpayer’s cash has now been lost forever.
4.4.2 The £300 billion all had to be borrowed over the years and must be costing a large amount in interest fees all adding to the national debt of nearly £2 trillion.
4.4.3 At only 2% interest the current interest must be costing Britain at least £4 billion/annum.
4.4.4 This must be added to the current NETT budgetary payment of about £12 billion making a total of £16 billion/annum.
4.4.5 The annual cost of this interest payment is never mentioned by pro-EU bigots.
4.5 Since 1973 Britain’s fishing rights in our territorial waters has been governed by the EU.
4.5.1 The EU has therefore plundered our fish for nearly 50 years, with Britain getting the thin edge of the wedge in EU fishing quotas under the Common Fishing Policy (CFP).
4.5.2 This loss of fishing rights has cost Britain about £2 billion/annum in lost trade.
4.5.3 Hence the EU has already benefited by about £100 billion because of the CFP.
4.5.4 Despite this, the EU is still DEMANDING fishing rights in British territorial waters post BREXIT as a condition of starting trade talks.
4.6 Despite the £300 billion that Britain has so far contributed to EU funds the EU is DEMANDING that Britain pay them a bribe of £39 billion before they will even start talks on UK/EU trade.
4.7 The current trade deal with the EU’s single market means that EU imports do not attract import duties into the UK.
4.7.1 Hence, the UK taxpayer has lost a considerable amount from the larger EU exports to the UK.
4.7.2 British exporters to the EU would also have to pay EU import duties to the EU on their exports. However, the fact remains that British taxpayers have probably, since 1973, lost well over the equivalent of £20 billion in duties just on the £2 trillion difference in EU imports to Britain over British exports to the EU.
5 In spite of all the contributions made by Britain to the EU since we joined, the EU is apparently insisting on giving Britain worse trading conditions than they recently gave to Canada and Japan.
5.1 No doubt they did not insist that Canada and Japan paid them the equivalent of £39 billion before they started trade talks.
5.2 The EU probably did not demand that Canadian and Japanese citizens living in the EU were guaranteed rights of residence, as they have for EU citizens living in the UK.
5.3 Or the free movement of people.
5.4 Or demands for “level playing fields” to try and prevent them, like Britain, competing with their industries.
5.5 Or threats to ban or inhibit their financial services from operating in the EU like they have for Switzerland and the UK if they do not comply with EU demands.
5.6 The EU has thus ably demonstrated its vindictive, jealousy, anger, nastiness and spiteful nature towards Britain for having the temerity to vote to leave the delusional Valhalla that is the EU opinion of itself, and their determination to make an example of Britain to deter any other EU country from leaving.
6 QUESTION: With “friends“ like the EU who needs enemies?
7 Conclusion
So thank you Angela Merkel. You have quite clearly endorsed the British public’s overwhelming good sense in voting to leave the cess pit that is the European Union which is run by the likes of you!

J Wraith

The Daily Express, 25 Jan 2020, said Canadian businesses are already now counting the cost of Canada’s trade “deal” with the EU.
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance chief Claire Citeau said: “The negotiated terms are not being respected.
“There are always delays, there are always exorbitant costs.
“Some demands from the EU are not adapted to the Canadian market.
“EU exports have increased but Canadian exports have dropped by 10 percent. We now have a €3.5billion trade deficit!”
Overall EU exports to Canada rose 11 percent in 2018 from a year earlier, but Canadian agricultural exports to the EU fell 15 percent.
History is repeating itself. Witness the UK’s £2 trillion balance of payments deficit with the EU!

Jamie Spary

27th January 2020 at 8:17 pm

In 1973, a commemorative 50p coin was to issued for joining EEC. What’s the problem now? One rule for one…..

James Knight

27th January 2020 at 6:05 pm

Hezza is complaining that Brexiters are rubbing Remoaners noses in it. Good. Let’s keep doing that and ridiculing these sulkers. We need a new national sport.


27th January 2020 at 6:02 pm

I’ll use the new 50 p coin because it is just a piece of metal. Looking forward to the break-up of the union and decimation of the UK car industry (Nissan first, the rest to follow). Tired of the simplistic economic triumphalism being pedalled by the anti-Europeans on this site. You will forever be part of Europe — get over it.

Andrew-Paul Shakespeare

27th January 2020 at 4:52 pm

“‘Well done, BREXSHITTERS!!! Was your blue passport worth it?!’”

Oh, but the tears of rage taste so good!

Oh come now, Remourners. Rage more! May I lick your tears directly from your cheeks? Mmmm! That salty flavour is better than caviar!


27th January 2020 at 6:17 pm

Pathetic. Most of us are just quietly getting on with our lives. Your faith in nationalist economics is really quite touching… not sure it’ll work though.

Bella Donna

27th January 2020 at 3:57 pm

And yet none of these losers will be leaving our country mores the pity!

Jane 70

27th January 2020 at 3:55 pm

Perhaps a new credit card, with extortionate rates of interest, should be issued for the sole use of petulant remainiacs: the nEU card, for those with incomes, egos and grievances to match.

Meanwhile, I shall look forward to pocketing a few Brexit 50p coins.


27th January 2020 at 6:34 pm

You are now officially a nationalist nutter!

David McAdam

27th January 2020 at 3:01 pm

Sick of these self-designated stateless mongrels spewing their venom at those who chose to return to citizenship in control of its own destiny, economy, identity, traditions, language, culture and heritage. This is one who voted to remain but did not take the contrary result personally.


27th January 2020 at 6:19 pm

Your state might be about to fall apart. It is likely that you will lose Scotland and NI. I hope you are willing to pay that price.

M Smith

29th January 2020 at 5:05 pm

Zenobia, a shortening of xenophobia by any chance?

T Hauxwell

27th January 2020 at 2:50 pm

As was suggested when this story appeared on Facebook, perhaps remainers should consider selling their 50p pieces to leavers. In return we will give them 17p per coin. That way remainers still get to experience the cost of staying in the EU.

Michael Lynch

28th January 2020 at 7:44 am

Excellent idea.

Marvin Jones

27th January 2020 at 2:41 pm

I am a half breed, and to find a more radical, rabid and avid leaver would not be easy. We have our victory and like labour under Blair and Mandelson who went out and dragged the migrants into this country to rub our noses in it, and the barriers and sewage that the remain MPs in the Loony House and invented rules they created to stop Brexit, leaves me with a merciless want for revenge. BUT! Bing Bonging of Big Ben and a 50p is juvenile, I would just like the 1st of Feb to be made a bank holiday.

Forlorn Dream

27th January 2020 at 3:41 pm

Marvin, 1st Feb as a bank holiday would get my vote. We could name it UK Independence Day or Brexit Day. I’d even be happy for another bank holiday to be moved rather than creating a new one.

Let the bells ring out for Brexit Day!!

Jim Lawrie

27th January 2020 at 3:55 pm

And the 29th Feb. Stop employers getting a free day out of us.

Jane 70

27th January 2020 at 3:56 pm

Good idea!


27th January 2020 at 6:15 pm

Pathetic, Marvin. You had full legal controls over your borders while in the EU but chose not to exercise those controls. Don’t blame the EU for what is clearly British incompetence. Brexit will do nothing to reduce mass immigration.

Jim Lawrie

28th January 2020 at 9:35 am

We should make the 1st of February deportation day.

Dominic Straiton

27th January 2020 at 1:52 pm

Its just so much fun watching these losers, lose it.


27th January 2020 at 6:11 pm

I doubt many Remainers even know or care about these silly coins; the ‘controversy’ has clearly been manufactured to suit the polemical interests of certain right-wing hacks. Most Remainers are rather more concerned about what you are about to do to the British economy…

Jerry Owen

28th January 2020 at 10:53 am

ZP is still crying hilarious!

John Lewis

27th January 2020 at 1:50 pm

The thought of the likes of Pullman and Lord Adonis (WTF is he anyway?) beating their tiny fists in rage is strangely satisfying.

Richard Lyon

27th January 2020 at 1:38 pm

Given that the guy holding up the 50p – the Brexit Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer – is on record stating that Treasury forecast of the recession, economic contraction, and 500,000 job losses that a softer form of Brexit than we are facing is going to cause was “serious, sober analysis, and “very, very convincing”, I can understand why Brexiters are looking for comfort in this sort content.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is heading rapidly now towards breakup by the regions that unanimously reject this, and how you behave is being watched by many who have yet to make up their minds.

Be careful.

Andrew-Paul Shakespeare

27th January 2020 at 5:02 pm

Such optimism! Such goodwill for one’s neighbors! Such confidence in the nation!

How you lot failed to win hearts and minds is beyond me!

Jim Lawrie

27th January 2020 at 5:33 pm

So Scotland and N Ireland are regions? Can’t help yourself, can you?


27th January 2020 at 6:07 pm

Scotland and NI have no business remaining part of the UK. Their destiny clearly lies elsewhere.

Dodgy Geezer

27th January 2020 at 1:25 pm

I believe that the definition of ‘Legal Tender’ is that , if you are offered it in payment of a debt, you cannot refuse it without cancelling the debt.

So NOW is the time for anyone who owes a Remainer anything to go and offer to pay them in 50p pieces…


27th January 2020 at 6:08 pm

So much for reconciliation…

M Smith

29th January 2020 at 5:16 pm

You have made it abundantly clear you would never accept any kind of reconciliation whatsoever so stop spouting rubbish and go in peace.

Ed Turnbull

27th January 2020 at 1:15 pm

Every time I think we’ve reached peak wank along comes some Remoaner to prove me wrong. Hayward above is particularly hysterical; how does the poor chap even manage to function in our society? I can only assume that he completely insulates himself from any interaction with the ordinary folk of this land.

Mike Ovington

27th January 2020 at 12:52 pm

The asylums will be filled with “50p refuseniks” and “Brexit Bongers”. They will find the “Boaty McBoatface Boneheads” waiting to welcome them.

Michael Lynch

27th January 2020 at 12:33 pm

Rub their noses in it for the way they rubbed democracy’s nose in the dirt for three and a half years. They had their chance to compromise with May’s BRINO and they blew it. They have no one else to blame but themselves for their own obduracy. If I had my way, I’d have every Church Bell in the country rung out on Brexit day let alone Big Ben. What a pathetic bunch of sore losers.

Bella Donna

27th January 2020 at 4:02 pm

It would seem our Church of England vicars are Remainers too. I would have liked to have all church bells ringing in celebration throughout the land and its disgraceful these loonies refuse to do so.


27th January 2020 at 6:06 pm

Why the heck should the church be enlisted to support your particular brand of narrow economic nationalism? The church exists to spread the Gospel, not to support the state.

Jayson Winters

27th January 2020 at 12:24 pm

Article suggesting that Remainer’s believe Brexiters are primarily focused on pointless symbolism, focusses on pointless symbolism.

Jim Lawrie

27th January 2020 at 4:01 pm

The article highlights Remainers saying they will refuse these coins and so demonstrating that they still think the law of the land does not apply to them.


27th January 2020 at 6:05 pm

Disingenuous statement. I have every intention of using your triumphalist coins. Unfortunately, Brexit still doesn’t work in our national interest.

a watson

27th January 2020 at 11:29 am

Half-a-dollar was my pocket money. How well designed our currency was.

Jim Lawrie

27th January 2020 at 12:20 pm

I can remember our half-crowns. For a wee boy it was a big, chunky coin.

Jim Lawrie

27th January 2020 at 11:08 am

We need new, bigger and better thrupenny bits. With Sam Fox on the reverse.


27th January 2020 at 6:03 pm

You need to get an education. Perhaps you could start by learning some German…

Dodgy Geezer

27th January 2020 at 10:50 am

Who wants to start a petition for Edwin Hayward to be paid in 50p pieces from now on?

Actually, truly nostalgic Leavers will be looking to restore the 10/- note. If not the half-sov….

Andrew-Paul Shakespeare

27th January 2020 at 4:53 pm

You can still buy a half sovereign. The Royal Mint website is offering them for about £300.

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