Article 50 extension ruins Brexiteers' commemorative calendar

PUBLISHED: 10:22 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:26 20 March 2019

Nigel Farage promotes the Great British Brexit Calendar. Photograph: Twitter.

Nigel Farage promotes the Great British Brexit Calendar. Photograph: Twitter.


An expected delay to Brexit means that Britain might not leave the EU on Friday 29 March 2019 after all - ruining the "Great British Brexit Calendar".

The front page of the Daily Express this week. Photograph: Express/Twitter.The front page of the Daily Express this week. Photograph: Express/Twitter.

The Daily Express has been fuming about how politicians have behaved in recent weeks over Brexit, but is possible what has most upset readers is the damage the vote has caused for the “Great British Brexit Calendar” which was given away free for the first 5,000 readers of the newspaper.

According to the editorial the Great British Brexit Calender was a chance to “feel part of the historic countdown to Brexit”.

The newspaper wrote: “Scratch off the 12 golden stars over the next two years to reveal high quality caricatures of Brexit champions such as Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, our new blue passport and more.”

It adds: “Keep track and feel part of it all with The Great British Brexit Calendar... Scratching off the 12 golden stars is a stellar way to mark our country’s progress towards leaving the EU.”

Promotion for the Great British Brexit Calendar.Promotion for the Great British Brexit Calendar.

The company behind the calendar at the time tweeted that it was “selling like unregulated hot cakes” at a price of £9.99. Now the countdown to 29th March 2019 has left its purpose in jepoardy.

The calendar is not the only victim of an Article 50 extension - the chancellor said that a special coin to be produced by the Royal Mint with the intended departure date, would now become a “collectors’ item”.

Still, blue passports, eh?

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