This is very good. Getting lots of likes and shares. Not my work - copy and paste - but credit to 'The Jadster'.
"Hello, IT? My economy has stopped working."
"Have you tried switching off your machine and switching it on again?-"
"Okay. Check settings. What does it say under software?"
"Compatible with EU membership."
"Do you have that?"
"I did have but I uninstalled it."
"Er - Why?"
"Honestly, I can't remember. Something about fish?"
"Is your fish industry running okay?"
"No, actually that was the first app to crash."
"You see, that one really needs the EU platform installed."
"Really? But my mate told me fishing would run better without it."
"He sounds confused. Can you reinstall your EU app?"
"That might be hard. I threw it away. Also, now my economy has completely crashed. It's not letting me install anything. All these trade deals i used to have stopped working too."
"Sounds like you'll have to buy a new licence. Unfortunately without the old one it'll be a bit pricey and you'll have to upgrade your currency to Euro."
"What about this app my mate gave me instead? It's called Sovereignty 45."
"Mate, don't touch that. It's malware. It'll reduce your economy down to the levels of 1945."
"But those were the glory years! Weren't they?"
"Mate, when were you born?"
"And do you have strange marks on your fingernails, indicating vitamin deficiency?"
"I do! How did you know?"
"An inspired guess. Listen - don't touch anything. Restart your economy in safe mode, restoring Single Market and Customs Union. That should sort it for now. You can take the further steps to full recovery as you go along."
"But my mate said those things let in viruses."
"Is your mate's name Nigel by any chance?"
"Yes! How did you -"
"Another wild stab in the dark. Those aren't viruses, they are EU workers, and they are vital to the smooth running of your systems."
"But I clicked on a pop-up that said it would get rid of them all for me."
"Yes, I'm beginning to deduce your modus operandi. Well, at least you've called me now. You'll just have to run your economy at half-power until I get your new membership installed."
"Cheers for that. But please be quick about it. I need to get back to normal as soon as possible."
We are still the 6th largest economy in the world and we were when we left the EU.
What’s your point?