Boris Johnson had to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament – four right royal burns
Although Parliament was dissolved by the vote of its members, Boris Johnson still had to go and visit the Queen for her to make it official. It must have been a bit of a squeaky-bum moment for him, as he’d lied to her to prorogue Parliament, had that found unlawful by the courts, and then made her read a speech he clearly had no intention of honouring. He almost certainly didn’t get to use the good china.
He shared the historic moment with Twitter.
On my way to see Her Majesty the Queen pic.twitter.com/SRUowknlYI
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 6, 2019
These four clapbacks captured the wider attitude of Twitter in the best way possible.
The photo screams "I left my the hanger in my jacket but that's not my priority right now as I have also shit myself" https://t.co/8WBqOIMZ35
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) November 6, 2019
*Queen lies on floor with lights off* https://t.co/7n5a6DCoF8
— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) November 6, 2019
"Please leave my palace" https://t.co/DmYMVqYwlq
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) November 6, 2019
Have you got your story straight this time? https://t.co/wSrsSaDNu7
— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) November 6, 2019
LBC presenter, Shelagh Fogarty, suggested a topic for small talk.
Ask her how she could have been so silly as to let Windsor Castle go up in flames.
— Shelagh Fogarty (@ShelaghFogarty) November 6, 2019
But Labour’s David Lammy simply had some excellent legal advice.
Don't forget what the Supreme Court told you about telling her porkies https://t.co/29uAXPbEiW
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) November 6, 2019