Twitter reacts to #BrexitChaos as Theresa May hit by Cabinet resignations
Social media reaction after the Prime Minister presented her deal on Britain’s EU withdrawal to the Commons.
It’s been an eventful day in Parliament, with a series of ministerial resignations and the Prime Minister threatened with a vote of no-confidence over her Brexit deal.
Little surprise then that #BrexitChaos was the top trend in the UK as Theresa May addressed MPs in the Commons about her plans.
Among those who quit the Prime Minister’s Cabinet were Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey.
Social media users reacted to the news with tweets serious and not-so-serious, as Britain discussed the prospect of the PM’s three options: deal, no deal, or no Brexit at all.
Here are some of the best reactions social media had to offer.
1. Comedian Shappi Khorsandi offered to take Mr Raab’s place.
Oh god ALRIGHT! *I’LL* be Brexit secretary— Shappi Khorsandi (@ShappiKhorsandi) November 15, 2018
2. This journalist drew comparison to the Harry Potter books…
3. David Baddiel made this incredible pun.
I feel I should take the job of Brexit Secretary now. If only so that when I resign, Theresa May can finally be proved right than No Deal is better than a Baddiel.— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) November 15, 2018
4. John Prescott asked for this one simple favour.
Will the last person to leave the Cabinet please turn out the lights? Thanks. #brexitshambles— John Prescott (@johnprescott) November 15, 2018
5. Actor Rob Delaney gave everyone this strong mental image.
May’s govt is a festival toilet on wheels careening down a hill toward a children’s face painting booth— rob delaney (@robdelaney) November 15, 2018
6. Comedian Ian Stone suggested everybody should get a go at Mr Raab’s job.
Was it not Andy Warhol who said that in the future everyone would be Brexit secretary for fifteen minutes?— Ian Stone (@iandstone) November 15, 2018
7. Try to keep up with this…
The man who negotiated Brexit resigned today to position himself to lead the party he wants to negotiate against the deal he negotiated.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) November 15, 2018
8. Don’t worry, this important member of Government hasn’t resigned.
9. Lastly, this Twitter user remained optimistic.