BBC comedy skit about Irish-UK relations after Brexit has been called 'shockingly bad' 1 year ago

BBC comedy skit about Irish-UK relations after Brexit has been called 'shockingly bad'

About as funny as queuing up for passport control.

With regards to the most serious news about Anglo-Irish relations in the climate of Brexit, the UK cabinet have finally published their proposed backstop wording.

“The UK is clear that the temporary customs arrangement, should it be needed, should be time limited" and this time-limit has been issued as December 2021. The UK will discuss this matter with the EU.

The announcement came just two hours after Leo Varadkar said that a time-limited arrangement would be unacceptable to Ireland.

With regards to Brexit, as stated previously, there has already been a sizeable increase in the amount of British citizens that have applied for an Irish passport which is understandable.

On this note, the topical comedy show Tracey Breaks the News recently featured a sketch where they championed the merits of  UK citizens getting an Irish passport - a 'Paddy Passport' as they put it.

Granted, we understand - and hope - that main focus of the 'joke' was aimed at Brexiteers and the environment that Britain has now found itself in, but much like the SNL sketch featuring Saoirse Ronan, it's just bad.

It's your own prerogative to deem it offensive or not, but from an Irish perspective, it's just really, really bad.

Frivolous ancestry to Ireland, Irish people willing to get married just so British citizens can get a passport and lines like: "I'm still European so don't feckin' hate" all feature.

There's also a very odd joke about the recent referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

Hell, we're all capable of taking a joke but we're not sure what the hell this even is.

Here's a look at the sketch itself and some of the replies.

The reaction has been interesting to say the least with one Twitter user defining it as 'shockingly bad.' Take a look.

On the other hand, some people enjoyed it.

Each to their own.