Here’s how Twitter is reacting to Boris Johnson becoming Prime Minister

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  • Don’t hold back…

    Boris Johnson won the Conservative leadership race yesterday, with the 55-year-old announced to be the next UK Prime Minister.

    Theresa May is tendering her resignation this afternoon to the Queen, with Boris Johnson expected to meet the Monarch afterwards to be welcomed onboard.

    Boris’ appointment is a controversial one, with several ministers stepping down from their positions in protest, with Sir Alan Duncan and Philip Hammond resigning. More ministers are expected to resign.

    And it’s not just ministers who have expressed their concern, with Twitter users taking to the platform to take a stand.

    Here’s how people are reacting to Boris Johnson’s election on Twitter…

    Reminding others of the unlawful Leave campaign that he led:

    Linking his election with last night’s huge thunderstorm:

    Highlighting his concerning friendship with Donald Trump:

    Comparing the Conservative leadership race to Love Island:

    Comparing the politician to Benny Hill:

    Going for the Harry Potter memes:


    Apologising to the rest of the world:

    Expressing sympathy for the Queen:

    Congratulating him:

    Yes, it’s not all bad for the new Prime Minister. He did receive some messages of congratulations, most notably from Donald Trump, with the US President posting:

    ‘Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!’


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