Following on from Brexit secretary David Davis, Boris Johnson has also resigned from government. As you can imagine, people online had a few things to say about that:
As someone on our film crew’s just said:”You can always rely on Boris Johnson to be second over the parapet.’
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) July 9, 2018
And he’s off
Johnson’s resignation followed several hours of him going rogue again:
DOUBLE BREAKING: PM’s chief of staff @GavinBarwell tells me he also doesn’t know where Boris is. Uh oh.
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) July 9, 2018
Unlike in the past, Johnson actually followed through this time. People are wondering what that means for the government (if there is still a government by the time you read this):
The Conservatives are seriously going to bring down the Prime Minister in the week England are on the brink of playing in a World Cup final. This is just outstanding.
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) July 8, 2018
Some people alluded to when Johnson struggled to choose between Brexit and Remain:
Waiting for the leak of Boris Johnson's statement which he had prepared where he backs May and doesn't resign…
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) July 9, 2018
Others questioned who could possibly replace a man with the stature of Johnson:
I'm told Boris Johnson's replacement will be some feathers glued onto a partially inflated balloon
— Kevin (@kvn_dnls) July 9, 2018
And some wondered what he even did in the first place:
Although the biggest joke of all came from fellow Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith:
Boris could literally throw himself in front of a bus to save a child, and his opponents would still accuse him of being opportunistic. He’d never have wanted to resign from one of the great offices of state. That he did so shows how much he cares about respecting the referendum
— Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) July 9, 2018
Because that tweet is a joke, right? Please tell me it’s a joke. I don’t want to live in a country where elected officials are this stupid.
Beyond the humour, some people reminded us that Johnson isn’t just a joke; he’s a national disgrace:
Can't stop thinking about how exquisitely unpunished Boris Johnson will be for his legacy of chaos, racism and incompetence. He'll crawl into the shadows for a bit and then re-emerge as a scruffy-haired darling of broadsheets and panel shows. English elitism is a helluva drug.
— Eleanor Penny (@eleanorkpenny) July 9, 2018
The fact Boris Johnson resigned rather than being sacked for his rampant disloyalty and his repeated outrageous comments shows what an embarrassing sham of a government this really is
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) July 9, 2018
The resignation of the government will hopefully come next. Although – again – there’s a good chance it will already be gone by the time you read this.
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