The Queen has consented to Boris Johnson’s request to prorogue Parliament – 24 favourite responses
As you can’t possibly have failed to have seen by now, Parliament will be suspended in September after the Queen consented to so-called prime minister Boris Johnson’s request for a prorogation.
It’s either an outrageous coup by a tinpot dictator or a completely normal constitutional procedure, depending on your point of view (it’s the first one).
Where better to make sense of it all than on Twitter – obviously – and here are our favourite 17 things people had to say about it.
A wealthy man, who became the most powerful person in the country by winning the votes of 140,000 people, will ask a woman in a gold hat to shut down parliament in yet another normal day in British democracy.
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) August 28, 2019
Leave one out of this, dickhead. #brexit
— Elizabeth Windsor (@Queen_UK) August 28, 2019
If I was The Queen I think I would be putting “out of office” on my emails.
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) August 28, 2019
Fuck’s sake. I only just finished stockpiling for a No Deal Brexit. Now I have to do it all again for a civil war?
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) August 28, 2019
Everyone stop saying Proroguing as if you’ve always said Proroguing, and Proroguing is your favourite word. Proroguing has lost all meaning now, which is saying something seeing as Proroguing meant nothing to me until this week and all the Proroguing. Proroguing Proroguing Prorog
— Rachel Parris (@rachelparris) August 28, 2019
I dunno. The one time you actually want The Queen to remember she’s German…
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) August 28, 2019
When the Queen lets you down and you start putting all of your hopes in John Major, maybe it's time to put the internet down and go and get a drink.
— Nathaniel Tapley (@Natt) August 28, 2019
If the Queen doesn't have a problem with Prince Andrew, she's not realistically going to have one with Boris Johnson.
— Richard Blandford (@rblandford) August 28, 2019
Great to get our sovereignty back.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 28, 2019
Johnson is either playing a game of intricate three-dimensional chess or Buckaroo.
— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) August 28, 2019
The Queen NEVER normally ignores petitions. She was mental keen on that boat being called Boaty McBoatface. Someone must have got to her.
— David Quantick (@quantick) August 28, 2019