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New York Times strikes again: what if Brexit were a restaurant?

20 December 2018

12:47 PM

20 December 2018

12:47 PM

Here we go again. The New York Times has a habit these days of publishing pieces which take a rather dim view of Brexit Britain. The paper has published a questionable report on ‘austerity Britain’ complete with a slew of glaring omissions, news of Brits allegedly stockpiling food, an article on British cuisine with glaring inaccuracies and most recently asked UK citizens to get in touch with their accounts of experiencing petty crime in the capital.

Now the paper has turned its ire on the UK franchise Bluebird London. The restaurant has opened shop in New York. The reviewer wasn’t impressed by the dishes on offer and so has naturally compared the restaurant to… Brexit:

‘Maybe the people in charge have been taking management cues from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, which has approached its Brexit plan like a class of first graders trying to build a working jet airplane out of Lego pieces and a flying-squirrel sock puppet. Or maybe the mess back home has just sapped the restaurant’s spirit. Whatever the cause, what was meant to be a cheerful gift from London has turned into the Bluebird of Unhappiness.’

Still, at least the New York branch of the Bluebird restaurant can’t fall foul of at least one of the NYT’s great Brexit worries: no-deal food shortages.


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