The UK Just Tried To Knife Their PM And Australians Are Already Taking The Piss
We can relate.
The UK just took a leaf out of our book and tried to knife their Prime Minister, Theresa May. And Australians are already taking the piss.
On Wednesday morning local time, dissatisfied MPs from May’s own Conservative Party wrote letters to the party’s so-called 1922 committee to trigger a vote of no confidence in the PM. It came just days after May delayed a vote on a Brexit deal in the House of Commons when it became clear the deal did not have the support of her party.
The secret ballot on Theresa May’s leadership took place Wednesday evening local time. May needed 158 votes to remain PM. In the end, she got a nice round 200. She’s already told MPs she will not contest the next general election in 2022.
Of course, while trying to oust a sitting Prime Minister is a pretty big deal in the UK, here in Australia it’s basically the national sport. We’re kind of experts on the subject. And we had plenty to say to our British friends on social media about what they’re going through.
Australians gleefully coming online after hearing news about another country that isn’t us having a leadership spill pic.twitter.com/ijF9Pw3IuM
— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) December 12, 2018
— Lizzy O’Shea (@_lizzyoshea) December 12, 2018
UK: facing a leadership spill
— Ira Snave (@IraSnave) December 12, 2018
Australian exports to the UK:
– Home and Away
– Peter Andre
– Leadership spills#theresamay
— Matthew Doran (@MattDoran91) December 12, 2018
does the UK know about “it’s on”?
— Alex Bruce-Smith (@alexbrucesmith) December 12, 2018
The English voting public are calling the vote of no confidence and potential leadership spill against their sitting Prime Minister “extraordinary”…
— Tony Lomas (@TonyLomas) December 12, 2018
— Watson (@warp975) December 12, 2018
MAKE BRITAIN AUSTRALIA AGAIN #NoConfidence
— Stephen Leng (@steveleng) December 12, 2018
Honestly, I think we’re just glad it’s not us for once.