After vehemently campaigning for Britain to exit the EU and current Prime Minister David Cameron to resign from his position, Tory MP Boris Johnson has announced he will NOT join the Conservative leadership race.
Previously the favourite to succeed Cameron in the event of Brexit, the former Mayor of London shocked the country to its core with the announcement.
Reacting the only way they know how (and have the energy to, following the battering they've taken in the last few days), the Great British public took their country back - with a shit tonne of sarcastic memes:
First, they pointed out this actual thing that actually happened:
Then they stalked David Cameron and took photos:
Exclusive pic of David Cameron as Boris Johnson pulled out of leadership race pic.twitter.com/MLrE9k6ACn— Emily Ashton (@elashton) June 30, 2016
Then they hit the nail on the ol' head:
Boris Johnson this past week... pic.twitter.com/QeJX7ke4mE— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 30, 2016
Then drew on that dry humour we're so well known for:
Dig deep in that black humour well, guys!
Us too dude:
#Borexit— Paul O'Rourke (@Prork) June 30, 2016
Dear god. The line between reality and satire has blurred so much I don't know what's real anymore.
But now they've really gone and done it. NO TEA AND CAKE FOR YOU:
Café bans Michael Gove and Boris Johnson saying: ‘these people seek to harm our city’ https://t.co/HZ64dNXb1K— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 30, 2016
This girl just really fucking hates Jamie Oliver:
Nice one Boris, Jamie Oliver said he'd leave the country if you were ever PM. Thanks for ruining my life— Katie (@sugar_lips30) June 30, 2016
God bless the Brits, the pound literally went up when Bozza left:
Really, this just *isn't* cricket:
So Boris broke it but now refuses to buy it? CLASSIC BORIS JAPE— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) June 30, 2016
True heroes walk among us:
Today I am using the Boris strategy at work. I've broken everything, pissed off everyone and run away to avoid any consequences.— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 30, 2016
Used to catch the same bus as Boris Johnson.— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) June 30, 2016
He always sat in the front seat, top deck.
Where the kids sit when they're pretending to drive.
Still, Boris should now have a spare hour or so to write his Shakespeare book.— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 30, 2016
The stark truth:
The crazy thing is all Boris Johnson needs is a new 6 sec clip of him riding his bicycle into a lamppost and everyone will love him again.— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) June 30, 2016
Sarcasm? What's that?
Oh well, it's a good job Boris Johnson's aborted leadership bid had no lasting negative consequences for the country.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 30, 2016
Country reacts to Boris Johnson pulling out of Tory leadership race. pic.twitter.com/hNNczxpOdZ
I liked Boris before all this & I'll like him after all this.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 30, 2016
Smart guy, great character, made more people interested in politics.