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 Brexit. On Twitter, people are reacting to the announcement with memes.
Breaking: universe reacts to news that Boris Johnson is to be Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/AQkP304TPb
— Nicholas Pegg (@NicholasPegg) July 23, 2019
— Rich (@RxchardClub) July 23, 2019
— ellie✨ (@elliejfx) July 23, 2019
— Stuart Hatton Jr (@stuarthattonjr) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson vows to restore England to rightful place on world stage. pic.twitter.com/FRmJfs9hhe
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) July 23, 2019
Some of them got personal.
Prime Minister Mr. Neutron pic.twitter.com/bxCmaIW6tX
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 23, 2019
The Conservative Party: We hereby elect Boris Johnson as leader and Britain's next Prime Minister
— Michael Barwise (@MichaelWBarwise) July 23, 2019
With a great take on Johnson’s own reaction to the news.
And, of course, people are sharing Simpsons memes. Can’t ignore the classics.
the results of the tory leadership contest are in pic.twitter.com/YIHYFPOp7B
— jonathan nunn (@demarionunn) July 23, 2019
Ireland Simpsons Fans, who tweet a lot about Brexit, had one of their own.
Boris Johnson. British Prime Minister (2019-2019) pic.twitter.com/yxWcgavq46
— Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) July 23, 2019
This Stranger Things clip is honestly a pretty good summation of what’s happening right now.
— Martin Kevill (@MartinKevill) July 23, 2019
As well as this Beetlejuice reference.
Say it three times:
— James Ward (@mrjward) July 23, 2019
Despair is another big focal point of these memes.
so boris johnson is pm? pic.twitter.com/L23lSOvAaV
— lewys (@lookingforlewys) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson is the new Prime Minister
— Mattyh_08 (@mattyh_08) July 23, 2019
— soph⁷ ♋ (@jiminsbabygrrl) July 23, 2019
And some of us are feeling a tad nervous.
Boris Johnson just became prime minister of the United Kingdom pic.twitter.com/LalfHA3ZzN
— Jack Edwards (@jackbenedwards) July 23, 2019
— james says : macavity commits war crimes (@deweydeetz) July 23, 2019
With justifiable alarm for free health services.
It’s time to fight against Boris Johnson’s plans for the NHS! Don’t let him get away with it! pic.twitter.com/tWl7NSQPLo
— NHS for a People's Vote (@NHSforPV) July 23, 2019
Looks like Larry’s not overly thrilled about his new owner, either.
— Lorenzo The Cat (@LorenzoTheCat) July 23, 2019
Twitter user @DaleksGamertag, who apparently dances to political events, had to make one for this.
The comparisons between Donald Trump and Boris Johnson kicked off almost immediately after the news was announced.
— (س) (@touche_always) July 23, 2019
— charlotte ☾ (@xcmyoung) July 23, 2019
— Jade (@jadetori14) July 23, 2019
And there were quite a few “clown” memes.
— Amy (@aej11x) July 23, 2019
— julia 🧃 (@joolianowak) July 23, 2019
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am. pic.twitter.com/itXctJehgT
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) July 23, 2019
Brits: At least we don't have Donald Trump
— Nik 🐬🏳️🌈 (@nicokont) July 23, 2019
donald trump and boris johnson brain storming ideas on how to bring back slavery pic.twitter.com/t6sPw0Cf5j
— no politics (@RobertDiNegro) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson will be the next British Prime Minister. The world is now ruled by two men with rotten hearts and heinous hair. pic.twitter.com/gTsvNfW2Pt
— ♥ my grandpa was antifa ♥ (@ziyatong) July 23, 2019
The #indieref supporters—people wanting a referendum for Scottish independence—are back, too.
Poor Boris is apparently not off to a great start.
— Mack ⏱ (@mackedwardson) July 23, 2019
Meanwhile, as one person pointed out, “British politics is about to get a hell of a lot more entertaining.”
Boris Johnson to be the new UK Prime minister.
British politics is about to get a hell of a lot more entertaining. pic.twitter.com/I2JMMtHdcK
— Keira Savage (@KeiraSavage00) July 23, 2019