I don’t know about you, but This Writer is seeing a noticeable increase in humorous posts about current political affairs.
I guess people have realised that they can’t do anything about all the horrible things the Tories are doing that they might as well try to have a few kicks while they can.
So, after Dominic Raab demonstrated his stupidity on live TV by telling us the police don’t investigate crimes retrospectively, and then admitted that a party had taken place at Downing Street during lockdown, in breach of all the rules…
What, like rapes, murders, theft, assault, etc that took place over a year ago? This is a ridiculous claim. https://t.co/Flrs8LmTgm
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) December 5, 2021
…a sub-editor at the Star came up with this:
If I was Robert Buckland, I would be peeved to be replaced by this guy… pic.twitter.com/hu2zFcYPb6
— South Swindon Labour (@LabSouthSwindon) December 6, 2021
On another tack, a Twitter user pointed out a curious correspondence between the Tory attitude to the Downing Street party and Labour’s attitude to putting its own house in order:
The Tories demand that no matter what happened in the past, it stays in the past. Meanwhile Starmer's Labour insists that you can be "guilty" of some made up affront from back in the day even when it was perfectly admissible at the time. Welcome to Britain By Gaslight 2021.
— Sheila Gorman Flynn @Corbyn_Project #ToriesOut (@sheilaRNBD) December 6, 2021
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson joined a police drugs raid to publicise his clampdown on anybody who does drugs but isn’t in the government:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government is 'ramping up their campaign against the county lines network', adding 'we want everybody to grow up in safer streets'.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 6, 2021
… and everybody had a field day:
— Mark🕺🏼 (@MWatts3376) December 6, 2021
— CORBYN WAS RIGHT BLACK LIVES MATTER (@xpressanny) December 6, 2021
Apparently he doesn’t do gesture politics.pic.twitter.com/LpftpKosIS
— Nick Jones 💙 (@resophonick) December 6, 2021
Finding these allegations about Members of Parliament using illegal substances hard to believe. pic.twitter.com/CE8k6j2qK0
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) December 5, 2021
Politicians talking about keeping drugs criminalised while high on coke is hilarious to be honest.
— Mark Hebden 💙 (@unionlib) December 6, 2021
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) December 6, 2021
BREAKING: The prime minister has officially declared war on recreational drug users, making him the first prime minister in history to declare war on himself x
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) December 6, 2021
— Dorset Eye (Independent Citizen Community Media) (@dorset_eye) December 6, 2021
Of course the sharpest comments are those that aren’t humorous – just true:
Wouldn't it be nice if the prime minister waged war on poverty instead of escalating the war on drugs?
— RD Hale (@RickyDHale) December 6, 2021
If I wanted to tackle drug use I'd simply create a society where people didn't feel a desperate need to numb themselves to survive
— Joe Cox (@JoeCoxEastLDN) December 6, 2021
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