A day of national shame and humiliation. A PM with a record of lying and who is regarded with disdain abroad. Elected with the help of MPs who knew his faults but wanted jobs. Instead of a Government Of All the Talents, Britain will have a Government Of All the Toadies https://t.co/hUMe6CXhU9
— Philip Coggan (@econbartleby) July 23, 2019
Reaction from Brussels… https://t.co/gK5QOtaOr2
— Chris Page (@ChrisPageTV) July 23, 2019
A souvenir from Berlin, posted without comment. pic.twitter.com/dVF0sJdhkz
— Jamie Pow (@jamiepow) July 22, 2019
Fired twice for lying, on record discussing having the shit kicked out of a journalist, called black people 'piccannies', has been shit at every government job he's ever had. About to be PM by the laws of every privileged entitled little shitbag at Eton apparently gets a crack.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) July 23, 2019
They're on another planet https://t.co/Hhaar0ZRF9
— Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) July 23, 2019
"Optimism will change everything. We need some fun back in No 10!"
That's the typically simplistic view of starry-eyed dimwit Tom Harwood, who seems to have confused the job of running the British government with a revival of Noel's House Party.pic.twitter.com/7nsMCmfb5G
— Graham Lithgow (@grahamlithgow) July 23, 2019
This is the biggest televised meltdown of a country since Rory quadrupled the 1st at Portrush last Thursday.
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) July 23, 2019
Given we’ve collectively reduced politics into a form of entertainment, it stands to reason that we end up with a professional entertainer as Prime Minister.
— Jamie Bartlett (@JamieJBartlett) July 23, 2019
"I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought"
Never before did those words seem so appropriate.
Welcome to the end of days … pic.twitter.com/qWzzO5nYSq
— Mark Kermode (@KermodeMovie) July 23, 2019
“We’re getting out of here. Want to come?” pic.twitter.com/JsgZ7Wtgxi
— Anneka Rice (@AnnekaRice) July 23, 2019
Not with a bang but with a wanker https://t.co/XxIDCadirs
— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) July 22, 2019
if only there was a parable or folk story about someone craving something all his life – like turning everything to gold – and it didn't work out perfectly
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) July 23, 2019
Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband: https://t.co/fmhcfTunbm
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 4, 2015
America: "Our leader is a racist sexist bananas human"
Britain: "Hold ou*kicks self in the balls*"
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 23, 2019
There it is https://t.co/etLOZuGCFa
— Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) July 23, 2019
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has Boris Johnson at 5/1 to be the shortest serving UK prime minister ever
— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) July 23, 2019
— Martha Gill (@Martha_Gill) July 23, 2019
Earlier: People power in Puerto Rico
‘The People Can’t Take It Anymore’: Puerto Rico Erupts in a Day of Protests https://t.co/2GpSvEmKkU
— PJ Laska (@AWOLanalyst) July 23, 2019
After a day of largely peaceful demonstrations, protesters were met with tear gas in San Juan late Monday as they called for the ousting of embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. https://t.co/ytpjJMUEmP
— ABC News (@ABC) July 23, 2019
It’s 12:16am, in Puerto Rico and WAPA TV has a live feed showing motorcyclists who are heading for Old San Juan. Protests have been ongoing for the last 16 hours straight. It only got ugly within the last hour. pic.twitter.com/QZMU3Vmn6Q
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) July 23, 2019
Why hundreds of thousands of people are marching in Puerto Rico https://t.co/vuAwOzLFZ8
— The Independent (@Independent) July 22, 2019
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló struggles mightily when Shep Smith presses him to come up with one single person who currently supports him.
"Can you give me one name? Just one name?"
Rossello finally names a single mayor. pic.twitter.com/ig4TCCOjuV
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) July 22, 2019
Puerto Rico's Center for Investigative Journalism (@CPIPR) has broken many, many stories in the past 11 years. But this month has been unlike any other in its history… https://t.co/4UGizk5LVc
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 23, 2019
Proposed Pelosi-Mnuchin budget deal would largely reverse concessions conservatives got in the 2011 debt crisis agreement. That would be a significant defeat for Mulvaney. @jenhab w the details. https://t.co/ln1V7xX9DP
— David Lauter (@DavidLauter) July 22, 2019
Democrats, as usual, bringing handshakes to knife fights… https://t.co/JEdCL9SC4b
— Dan Gillmor (@dangillmor) July 23, 2019
Devin Nunes is qualified to be DNI in the same way “El Chapo” is qualified to be DEA Administrator.
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) July 23, 2019
you can say that 10 times or 10 million, it won’t change the fact that those were not Bob Mueller’s conclusions https://t.co/elBaOcsID2
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 23, 2019
One striking thing about DOJ’s letter to Mueller is how Barr has ignored the same guardrails in his discussions of the probe. DOJ’s position is it’s ok for Barr to talk about decisionmaking, findings that go beyond the report, etc. but Mueller can’t.
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 23, 2019
The disgraced financier “collected people,” said a source. Could some of them be implicated in Epstein's crimes? https://t.co/HpM3Xjh9AO
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) July 23, 2019
Last week, Pastor E.W. Lucas put up the now viral sign "America: Love It Or Leave It" in front of Friendship Baptist Church in Appomattox, Virginia.
This past Sunday, the congregation walked out of the service in protest of the pastor’s sign.https://t.co/TRwXIjq9xS
— Rev. Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 23, 2019
PRESIDENT TRUMP: "If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people." President Trump met with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House on Monday. pic.twitter.com/TC7NcQPqk5
— KDKA (@KDKA) July 22, 2019
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it. https://t.co/7s2UtI8Qi5
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) July 20, 2019
According to Trump, India's Prime Minister Modi "actually said, 'Would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator?' I said 'Where?' He said, 'Kashmir.'"
India's official spokesman just issued statement saying: "No such request has been made by Prime Minister to the US President." pic.twitter.com/ivjhGwDHT2
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 22, 2019
He lied in the most idiotic way possible – one that would e immediately refuted by a fellow leader. "I was with Modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject. And he actually said, would you actually like to be a mediator or arbitrator? I said, where? He said Kashmir." (2) https://t.co/iL0O63L1WZ
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) July 23, 2019
I hope to lose weight while eating more. https://t.co/3UIwuopw3H
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) July 23, 2019
SCOOP: Leaked documents reveal Huawei’s secret operations in North Korea. The embattled Chinese tech giant helped build and maintain North Korea’s wireless phone network as the pariah state came under tighter sanctions. By @nakashimae @gerryshih & mehttps://t.co/DisLPWiTkq
— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) July 22, 2019
Here’s Kim Jong-un voting in North Korea’s local elections yesterday. His only hope is that whoever wins sorts out the BINS. pic.twitter.com/cHVbLIeHLQ
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) July 22, 2019
Boris Johnson set to become next UK PM as Conservatives announce new leader https://t.co/QF2ZRLJ87h pic.twitter.com/glqXPO0tFc
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson plan to shut parliament could be illegal
This is @JolyonMaugham ‘s case joined by @joswinson Lib Dem’s, @joannaccherry SNP
Awaiting details of who from Labour, Plaid and Greens are also said to be joining.
— Fionna O'Leary #FBPE 🔶 (@fascinatorfun) July 22, 2019
Whether it’s kissing a fish or knocking down a 10-year-old boy during an impromptu game of rugby, Boris Johnson’s antics and undiplomatic behavior have tended to enhance his reputation. More here: https://t.co/LvZVJkIhvx pic.twitter.com/LmmHTVQ9Y0
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) July 22, 2019
Excited for the era of Boris Johnson, playing behind the capo, to begin. pic.twitter.com/4kV8iCB3bK
— Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson) July 22, 2019
“You’ve got to assume that we’ll get an election sooner rather than later. Whoever emerges as the new PM is going to have a wafer thin majority.”
Historian @nfergus says one of the “ironies of Brexit" is that UK "politics is becoming rather like European politics”#newsnight pic.twitter.com/2zcVVbqSVx
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) July 22, 2019
Voting is over, and Boris Johnson looks set to become Britain's new prime minster. What his rise means for Brexit talks. https://t.co/qgLCKgDvoC
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 22, 2019
EU prepares multi-billion aid plan to shield Ireland from no-deal Brexit | The Independent
That’s a bit of an early F*** You to Boris Johnson.
— Fionna O'Leary #FBPE 🔶 (@fascinatorfun) July 22, 2019