27 of the best tweets following the Supreme Court ruling
- Credit: Chris Barker
As one of the most historic judicial rulings helped shape the course of this country's democratic future, Twitter marked the moment with memes.
Came to power, lost his majority live on TV, fired his hero's grandson, set the record of losing his first five votes in Parliament (breaking the previous record of four set by Boris Johnson earlier that same evening), lied to the Queen, broke the law. We're in month two.— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 24, 2019
Twitter users were quick to note Boris Johnson's extraordinary record since becoming prime minister.
"Came to power, lost his majority live on TV, fired his hero's grandson, set the record of losing his first five votes in parliament (breaking the previous record of four set by Boris Johnson earlier that same evening), lied to the Queen, broke the law. We're in month two," summarised comedy writer James Felton.
Twitter user Katie Spalding also contributed analysis: "I've checked the data and extrapolating from the Cameron - May - Johnson curve I think we can expect our next prime minister to be a small bowl of explosive custard that somehow ends up revoking the Magna Carta."
Lady Hale, the president of the Supreme Court, was quickly elevated to cult figure and possibly next Queen after reading out the landmark verdict.
24th July 2019:— David Schneider (@davidschneider) September 24, 2019
'Boris Johnson is a proven winner'
11 days later:
Loses by-election quicker than any PM in modern history
6 weeks later:
First PM in history to lose 6 out of 6 votes in Parliament
2 months later:
Loses in Supreme Court and found to have lied to the Queen
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"Revenge of the girly swots," tweeted Sarah Olney, in reference to the sexist jibe that had been redacted from Boris Johnson's submitted papers to the court.
Fans also picked up on Hale's jewelry game as she sported a particularly stylish spider brooch.
"Can we not lose sight of what's important here: what an absolute brooch icon Lady Hale is," tweeted Ed Brody, with an entire thread featuring her impeccable collection.
Designer of many things including The New European's front covers, Chris Barker, responded with a picture of a middle finger brooch that Hale may or may not actually own.
I've checked the data and extrapolating from the Cameron - May - Johnson curve I think we can expect our next prime minister to be a small bowl of explosive custard that somehow ends up revoking the Magna Carta— Katie Spalding (@supermathskid) September 24, 2019
The finding of unlawfulness has led many to wonder how Priti Patel, who earnestly wants criminals to feel terror, will react.
Telegraph journalist Michael Deacon asked: "Is she going to make a citizens' arrest."
Because there is a Simpson's tweet for every occasion, Twitter user Tim found the episode where Monty Burns attempts to go incognito in a fake moustache after having been fined, but working with "Joris Bohnson" - the near-spoonerism a commentator made while being interviewed by the BBC.
Twitter also openly wondered about how figures like Andrew Bridgen and Mark Francois were doing. The idea of Francois' head exploding was worryingly common.
Revenge of the girly swots...... pic.twitter.com/gLu5YEyjXb— Sarah Olney (@sarahjolney1) September 24, 2019
Nothing but respect for our new Queen pic.twitter.com/jihTqAtoBk— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) September 24, 2019
Can we not lose sight of what's important here: what an absolute brooch icon Lady Hale is pic.twitter.com/I0IAx4TE3M— Ed Brody (@chiefbrody1984) September 24, 2019
"Spider brooch, spider brooch,— David QC (@DavidMuttering) September 24, 2019
Giving Johnson a stern reproach" pic.twitter.com/WyVjzMZYJR
I hope she gets the good lovin' tonight. She must be in the players lounge surrounded by tens right now.— Alexandra Haddow (@MissAHaddow) September 24, 2019
Is she going to make a citizen's arrest pic.twitter.com/6k1ouUN5f9— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) September 24, 2019
"If you have any information on this pair, who cruelly deceived a 93-year-old lady, do please contact Westminster police station." pic.twitter.com/Q11aLDJge8— Andrew R (@ExcelPope) September 24, 2019
VAR strikes again! pic.twitter.com/fXPxoHV1eY— Cllr Darryl Wilson (@DarrylUUP) September 24, 2019
ha hahahaha haha hahaha ha ha hahahahaha pic.twitter.com/yC6lPEtPoa— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) September 24, 2019
Mark François about half an hour ago... pic.twitter.com/zaM0zEcapL— Pete (@Sarf_London) September 24, 2019
Secret footage of Mark Francois being comforted by Dominic Cummings pic.twitter.com/cNhFaJYLoR— Gwdih? (@youwouldknow) September 24, 2019
John Bercow on his way back to Parliament pic.twitter.com/KcgTAmhRpT— Ronnie (@RJMcL) September 24, 2019
We now go to live to Dominic Cummings and this particular 'branch of history' pic.twitter.com/iIm14ZJqCU— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) September 24, 2019
Boris responds to his latest failure; pic.twitter.com/1jKnRYv3hI— Many A True Nerd (@ManyATrueNerd) September 24, 2019
'Boris Johnson has resigned. I am his replacement Joris Bohnson. I come from some place far away' pic.twitter.com/FYGNNqaHer— Tim (@CookPassTim) September 24, 2019
"I just think that maybe the Queen will want more than a 'sorry' card." pic.twitter.com/8T8FTdRojS— John Bull (@garius) September 24, 2019
Breaking:— Omid Djalili (@omid9) September 24, 2019
Hollywood has approached Boris to do this.
He's lost everything else. pic.twitter.com/yC4RuveO1U
BREAKING: Boris discovers the European Court of Justice can't hear his Prorogation appeal until November 1st. pic.twitter.com/giF7e6GLat— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) September 24, 2019
Brexiters: "We want to have control of our own laws"— David Allen Green (@davidallengreen) September 24, 2019
Supreme Court: "ok"
Brexiters: "No, no, not like that"
NEW RULE: Unless you are explicitly endorsing the (terrible) idea of electing judges, you are banned from using the phrase 'unelected judges'.— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) September 24, 2019
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