People Are Channeling Their Despair Into Memes After The UK Election
When saddened by the state of democracy, make memes.
The first results are starting to trickle in from the UK election, and if exit polls are correct — which they generally are — then it appears Boris Johnson is set to remain as British Prime Minister.
Not only that, his Conservative party is tipped to get the largest majority in decades.
Yes, Boris. This man. The one who looks like he’s never been within one hundred yards of a hairbrush in his life.
This election was considered to be the ‘Brexit election’, with Johnson pledging to leave the European Union by January 31 if elected — three long years after the UK first voted for Brexit.
Jeremy Corbyn, on the other hand, was campaigning for a second referendum that would have given the UK the chance to remain with the EU.
While Boris is decidedly right-wing, described by many as the UK’s Donald Trump, Corbyn is popular amongst young Britons for his socialist policies.
I mean, not every politician can incite a chant at Glastonbury.
"Oh, Jeremy Corbyn, Oh Jeremy Corbyn". Glastonbury crowds cheer the Labour leader as he delivers a political speech. pic.twitter.com/uULZIoRWBG
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) June 24, 2017
But honestly, people were just hoping for a leader who hasn’t repeatedly shown evidence of racism, sexism and homophobia. It shouldn’t be that much to ask.
They lied, they called the victims of Grenfell thick, they said some racist stuff, they lied some more, they hid from journalists, they hid in fridges and you still fucking voted for them. Well done, shits.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 12, 2019
my whole family is refusing to drive my aunt to the polling station because she votes tory lmaoo
— this is not the plaza hotel this is morocco (@feelssick) December 12, 2019
I feel like I live in a twitter bubble where everyone I follow is going to vote Labour, all I see is positive labour related stuff… then we end up with a Tory govt. It happened last time and honestly, the 50+’s will fuck this for us again.
— Chloe Elliott (@ChloeInCurve) December 11, 2019
Me who thought that LABOUR was doing good because of social media : #exitpoll
— Bangtan 💜 (@souka92B) December 12, 2019
— Cameron May (@camdonkey101) December 12, 2019
So what else can people do when the polls have closed and they still feel like their voices aren’t being heard? Make memes, obviously.
— Incellah homie (@UVoicemail) December 12, 2019
— Sam Brenton (@sambiguous) December 12, 2019
me after the exit poll pic.twitter.com/shBSh3suKB
— Gemma Collins Memes (@GemmaReacts) December 12, 2019
Found a wallet with the following in…..
We stan 👏 pic.twitter.com/JPxxGBoJph
— Venue Manchester 🐝 (@VenueManchester) December 11, 2019
— Tom Brooks (@_TomBrooks_) December 12, 2019
A lot of people are also checking in on Scotland, who voted to remain as part of the UK in a 2014 independence referendum only to get dragged into their Brexit mess only two years later.
— Andrew Podolecki (@Andrewp9110) December 12, 2019
— no (@momomiminana) December 12, 2019
Honestly, people are really mad.
If you can walk into a food bank and vote for the Conservative party, I hope you fucking die tonight. https://t.co/MNSu5z1Z8W
— Scorpio 🇮🇹🇬🇧🇫🇷🇮🇹🇹🇷🇪🇸 (@punkworldorder) December 12, 2019
If yer polling station is a community centre and you vote conservative, you might as well burn it down on yer way out
— Scott 🎸🍀🏴 (@scottmcg88) December 12, 2019
— chloe 🌹 (@chloejessliz) December 13, 2019
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find Hugh Grant and give him a big hug.
There goes the neighbourhood.
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) December 12, 2019