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miss_s_b ([personal profile] miss_s_b) wrote2017-04-18 10:32 am

Political Twitter is Amazing at Times like This

At 10.15am our beloved Prime Minister TMay announced that she would be making an unexpected statement from the steps of Downing Street at 11.15am.

Political Twitter has gone mental. It's an absolute frenzy. And it's joyous.

I've seen loads of reasons postulated for her statement:
  1. The Queen is dead (unlikely; she'd announce that to parliament first)

  2. She's no confidencing her own government to force an early election

  3. WAR WITH SPAIN! UP YOUR SENORS!

  4. War with North Korea, probably holding Donald's hand.

  5. She's resinging on health/personal grounds

  6. They're finally arresting Blair for war crimes (this feels vanishingly unlikely to me; Teflon Tony)

  7. Northern Ireland is being given Home Rule

  8. Stormont is being mothballed and they're taking control of Northern Ireland back to Westminster

  9. Indyref2: this time it's personal.

  10. She's the new Doctor Who, she's found some lost episodes of Doctor Who, she wants the nation to unite behind An Actor who will be the new Doctor Who, she's handing power to a mysterious but charismatic Mr Saxon, and lots of other Who-related rumours (look, politics geeks are Who geeks, it's just a thing, OK?)

  11. and, most unlikely of all, she's cancelling brexit (or decided to hold a second referendum on the deal).
Given Boris is due to be making a statement on North Korea later, I think 4 is pretty likely; 7 or 8 both feel likely-ish too. Obviously there's still a glimmer of hope in my flinty old heart for 11, but it's only a glimmer... Half an hour till we find out! I'm going back to watching Politics Twitter doing its nut :)

ETA: Oh shit, it's a general election. So, this is a rubber-stamp-for-brexit election. We know brexit is a fucking stupid idea; we also know you'll vote for us because Corbyn.
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[personal profile] nostalgia 2017-04-18 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
I still don't understand why she's so set on Brexiting even though it's blatantly a stupid idea.

[personal profile] theandrewhickey 2017-04-18 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
What Jennie said, but also she wants to leave the ECHR, which can't be done within the EU, so we can get rid of all those pesky human rights, bring back the death penalty, and so on.
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[personal profile] dancefloorlandmine 2017-04-18 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
England Prevails! [sigh]
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[personal profile] savvyliterate 2017-04-18 11:08 am (UTC)(link)
Hahaha, this is what I woke up to this morning. Can't wait to tell the spouse when he wakes up.
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[personal profile] dancefloorlandmine 2017-04-18 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the inclusion of number 10 in that list.
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[personal profile] dancefloorlandmine 2017-04-18 01:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Doesn't she look tired, though.
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[personal profile] vampwillow 2017-04-19 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
You left out "announced she'd make a statement at 11.15"
Actually made a statement at 11.05"