A US village voted to make a turkey mayor. Here in the UK we made one prime minister

Theresa May: We made our turkey prime minister, and in return – with Brexit, she is stuffing us.

“Our animal control officers are pretty good, but he has some ninja-like moves. They have a hard time getting him,” admitted local public safety commander Randy Tewes.

“We’re a divided country, and here this turkey is directing traffic for folks on their way to work, and it gives them something to cheer about.”

He was talking about a turkey called Smoke, who captured the imagination of people in the village of Ashwaubenon, near Green Bay, USA, so much that they decided to appoint it as mayor – if only in an honourary role.

A popular Facebook group called Smoked Turkey has been flooded with pictures and videos of the bird, and a report from The Washington Post showed he had brought joy and community spirit to the town, despite being a terror.

Here in the UK we have a turkey of our own – albeit only in the terms of US slang that defines one as something that is extremely or completely unsuccessful.

She has also inflicted a large amount of mischief on us, although it would be entirely inappropriate to find any of it amusing.

Nevertheless, the electorate of the UK has allowed Theresa May to become prime minister of the entire country, rather than just mayor of a small community.

And, with her plan for Brexit, it seems clear that – unlike Christmas turkeys – she has stuffed us.

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