Jun 28, 2016 12:18 PM

Editorial: Brexit from the same people who brought you "Boaty McBoatface"


What’s most shocking about the United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union is that people are shocked.

It’s amazing how quickly people forget.

This is the same group of people that made waves back in April for their choice to name a state-of-the-art ship “Boaty McBoatface.”

The Natural Environment Research Council had reached out to the public for suggestions for the boat’s name.

More than 7,000 names were suggested but Boaty McBoatface won by a landslide with 124,109 votes and spurred lots of attention on the Internet and a Twitter account.

There were copycat names, like the train operator in London who named his train “Trainy McTrainface.”

And in case you are wondering how Boaty McBoatface feels about the vote to exit, this Twitter post from 13 days ago says it all:


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome