French Cat's Name Is a Zinger Directed at Britain

French official names it 'Brexit' because it's afraid to go outside
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2019 6:53 AM CDT
Updated Mar 19, 2019 7:01 AM CDT
French Official Names Cat 'Brexit,' for a Reason
Stock image, not the real Brexit.   (Getty/zsv3207)

This might be the best Brexit story of the year, though Britain's Theresa May won't be laughing. France's minister for European affairs got in a memorable shot at the UK's seeming inability to figure out how, or if, to proceed on leaving the European Union. Nathalie Loiseau told Le Journal du Dimanche that she named her cat "Brexit" because he whines to go out, then refuses to leave. The translation, via the Local France:

  • "He wakes me up every morning meowing to death because he wants to go out, and then when I open the door he stays in the middle, undecided, and then gives me evil looks when I put him out."
(Read more Brexit stories.)

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