27 of the best tweets following the Supreme Court ruling

Lady Hale, pictured, probably does not own this brooch. Picture: Chris Barker

Lady Hale, pictured, probably does not own this brooch. Picture: Chris Barker - 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.

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.


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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.

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"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.

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.

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