A satirical news website has published its own hilarious twist on the EU referendum result declaring that Brits were making frenzied attempts at sailing across the Irish Sea to flee an "impoverished and unstable nation". The comedy website Waterford Whispers news published the article around 1pm on 24 June when UK citizens were coming to terms with the decision to leave the EU.
Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, the pound plummeted to its lowest rate on the dollar in 32 years and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon began the process for another Scottish referendum. But amongst the tension and fear the website managed to squeeze a smile out of more than 29,935 people who shared the article on Facebook.
The piece began by saying that the Irish coast guard had issued a "nationwide warning for the East Coast as hundreds of thousands of British refugees risk their lives to cross the Irish Sea in an attempt to flee the impoverished and unstable nation."
Playing on the perceived notion that those voting out were scared of immigrants coming from the continent that continued: "Dinghies overflowing with desperate migrants are so far half way through their journey, many with women and children aboard, wishing to make a new start on the Emerald Isle."
They added that 'hundreds' had been rescued in an attempt to secure "a better quality of life in the EU". Over 200 people have commented on the article writing "gold!" and "Brefugees welcome".
In the hours after the results of the vote were announced odds of a UK recession, 0% interest rates and wider global economic malaise have risen considerably following a decision to exit the EU. Jason Schenker, president of Prestige Economics, told IBTimes UK: "The International Monetary Fund has previously stated that they were 'on alert for a crisis,' and this is it. A Brexit makes everything worse.
"The odds of a UK recession have risen, the odds of a US recession have risen, and the odds of further EU unravelling is almost guaranteed. Scotland is also likely to vote again to leave the UK, so it can stay in the EU."