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Brits turn to humour as antidote to terrorism threat


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Brits turn to humour as antidote to terrorism threat

If British humour was ever automated or computerised, its default setting might be “joke about almost everything”.

Even in the country’s darkest moments, Brits turn to humour to lighten the mood.

So when Britain’s terrorism threat level was hiked to “critical” today, the country’s Twitterati turned to satire.

London-based Jeremy Cook, responding to the announcement, said it would take more than a hike in the threat level to make the British scared.

He joked a “replacement bus service” – when coaches are brought in to cover for cancelled trains – would leave him more petrified.

This sparked the hashtag #BritishThreatLevels and a wave of similarly sarcastic responses imagining what would leave people more fearful.

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