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Footage of a parish council meeting went viral because it’s pure cut-throat drama – 19 favourite reactions

A Zoom meeting of Handforth Parish Council trended on Twitter for hours when its high drama became apparent.

It makes any spat between Boris Johnson and Kier Starmer look like BFFs arguing about which pizza to order on movie night.

We have @shaanthepenguin to thank for drawing Janine’s attention to this now iconic video.

One man who knows good real-life drama when he sees it is Piers Morgan, and he gave it his seal of approval.

For background, we cross to our new parish council correspondent, Liam Thorp

Pick your fighter. Was Jackie Weaver merely trying to run an orderly meeting, or is she the latest insurrectionist of 2021?

These are some favourite reactions we spotted, but it’s well worth a deep dive into the #HandforthParishCouncil, ‘Jackie Weaver’ and ‘standing orders’ search terms.

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