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Brexit supporter Boris Johnson becomes prime minister—spawning lots of memes

The Trump comparisons came swiftly.

Jul 23, 2019, 9:16 am

Internet Culture

Siobhan Ball 

Siobhan Ball

Well, it finally happened. Boris Johnson was elected UK’s prime minister on Tuesday, replacing Theresa May. The conservative politician, who previously served as foreign secretary and mayor of London, is a strong advocate of BrexitOn Twitter, people are reacting to the announcement with memes

Some of them got personal.

With a great take on Johnson’s own reaction to the news.

https://twitter.com/_talnd/status/1153625445264478208

And, of course, people are sharing Simpsons memes. Can’t ignore the classics.

Ireland Simpsons Fans, who tweet a lot about Brexit, had one of their own.

This Stranger Things clip is honestly a pretty good summation of what’s happening right now.

As well as this Beetlejuice reference.

Despair is another big focal point of these memes.

https://twitter.com/nebulaxr/status/1153628729089961984

And some of us are feeling a tad nervous.

With justifiable alarm for free health services.

Looks like Larry’s not overly thrilled about his new owner, either.

Twitter user @DaleksGamertag, who apparently dances to political events, had to make one for this.

https://twitter.com/DaleksGamertag/status/1153633246112038912

The comparisons between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson kicked off almost immediately after the news was announced.

https://twitter.com/Resiinn/status/1153635133234266114

https://twitter.com/iamkoshiek/status/1153637794067156994

And there were quite a few “clown” memes.

https://twitter.com/ellexmoretti/status/1153625680585904130

https://twitter.com/OhNoSheTwitnt/status/1153637629533011969

The #indieref supporters—people wanting a referendum for Scottish independence—are back, too.

https://twitter.com/mccusker86/status/1153633809423839232

Poor Boris is apparently not off to a great start.

Meanwhile, as one person pointed out, “British politics is about to get a hell of a lot more entertaining.”

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2019, 9:16 am