UK offers to stay in EU if it changes its name to the ‘British Empire’
Posted on 9th February 2017 at 11:11
The British Government has formally offered to cancel Brexit, and keep Britain in the European Union, on the condition that the organisation renames itself as the ‘British Empire’.
The British Government has formally offered to cancel Brexit, and keep Britain in the European Union, on the condition that the organisation renames itself as the ‘British Empire’. The offer was made in a personal letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to European Council President Donald Tusk, and reportedly has the full support of May’s Cabinet.
In the letter May stated that in order to prevent Brexit and ensure ‘smooth UK/EU relations’ a number of ‘minor concessions’ would be required from the European side.
As well as renaming itself as the ‘British Empire’ May also insisted that the EU should change its capital to London and accept the Queen as Head of State. In addition she suggested that some of the ‘more economically advanced’ EU members could start using the pound as their currency, but insisted that ‘this absolutely mustn’t include Greece’. Finally May demanded that the EU changes its anthem from Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Job’ to ‘Number of the Beast’ by Iron Maiden, a song she is ‘particularly fond of’.
A European Commission source told The Spark that the body is ‘actively considering’ the British proposal, and would respond formally within weeks. They added that May’s conditions might be acceptable ‘as long as she doesn’t insist we start watching cricket’.
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