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Brexit-weariness may be catching, and the prognosis isn’t good

Jane Bates has identified news-related conditions she’d like to add to the medical dictionary
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Jane Bates has identified news-related conditions she’d like to add to the medical dictionary

You may not be aware, but the result of the June 2016 referendum has not only spawned neologisms like ‘Brexiteer’ and ‘remoaner’ but new ailments as well.

Here is a selection of the latest additions to the 2019 medical dictionary:

  • Brexsick The patient exhibits a rolling of the eyes and manifests an intolerance to politicians. In extreme cases they keep their fingers permanently in their ears. Must be kept away from televisions, radios and newspapers. Aetiology – psychosomatic, brought about by the stress of leaving the European Union (EU). Or not leaving the EU. Who knows?
  • Eurosis A psychological condition where the patient develops significant anxiety about the Sterling/Euro exchange rate when they go on holiday. Will Brexit mean an end to the
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