News·Posted on 1 Jan 201925 Tweets That Sum Up How Unreal British Politics Got In 2018Can't wait for 2019!by by Hannah Al-OthmanBuzzFeed News Reporter, by Alan WhiteBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The first scandal of the year involved UKIP leader Henry Bolton being ousted by his own party after a controversy over offensive messages sent by his girlfriend about Meghan Markle. David Hughes @DavidHughesPA Ukip chairman Paul Oakden says the party’s EGM has been a success - because no one has died. 04:14 PM - 17 Feb 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Boris Johnson faced criticism for apparently fleeing from a vote on Heathrow expansion by going to...Afghanistan. Henry Mance @henrymance Only Boris Johnson could fly around the world to protest against airport expansion. 07:18 AM - 25 Jun 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. Then-Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was forced to admit the government was planning to stockpile food in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Tiernan Douieb @TiernanDouieb 05:13 PM - 24 Jul 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. Long-serving Labour MP Frank Field resigned from the party amid an escalating row over anti-Semitism. Jessica Elgot @jessicaelgot this website is free 11:21 PM - 30 Aug 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 5. Then it was party conference time! james lyons @James___Lyons Missing party conferences this year? Recreate the experience by drinking Liebfraumilch in a sauna until 3am before a 7.30am breakfast meeting with your boss. Every night for two weeks. 04:14 PM - 22 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. Meanwhile Brexit continued to go brilliantly. Steve Peers @StevePeers "I have a trade deal. It goes to another school" https://t.co/Z1LnLb4Dj4 02:51 PM - 24 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. After that, Tory MP Johnny Mercer had a simple question. Johnny Mercer MP @JohnnyMercerUK @Billabong1965 I’ll give you one chance at honesty. Did you insinuate my wife was a prostitute on the Plymouth Herald comments section? 04:23 PM - 16 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Tom Hamilton @thhamilton A lady in the streets, a prostitute in the Plymouth Herald comments section. https://t.co/HfEMNNQIdd 10:16 AM - 19 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. Emma Yeomans @Effy_Yeomans Roses are red, Rare orchids are imperilled. Did you imply my wife was a prostitute In the comments section of the Plymouth Herald? 06:43 PM - 19 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Michael Glasper @michaelglasper “We didn't even know there was a Plymouth Herald comments section. We were trying to write a review of Salisbury Cathedral and we got lost.” 09:32 AM - 19 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. As Theresa May continued to try to negotiate a trade deal with the EU, the tension mounted. Mollie Goodfellow 🤶🏻 @hansmollman Me after a big IKEA spree https://t.co/Ctm7elgSie 07:04 PM - 14 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. A draft deal was drawn up, and it looked like there would be trouble ahead for May. 🎄 Patrick Yule ☃️ @patrickmoule Don't blame me, I voted for chaos with Ed Miliband 06:57 PM - 14 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. And so there was: Cabinet was hit by a raft of resignations, including the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab. kelly oakes @kahoakes Theresa May accepting resignations over Brexit https://t.co/zFvChz5NvV 10:59 AM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. What did they all want? Michael Deacon @MichaelPDeacon Those resignation letters in full 10:07 AM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. Damian Sullivan @DamianOS3 I’m really enjoying the season finale of The UK. 10:39 AM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. George Eaton @georgeeaton Fitting that Chris Grayling's resignation is running hours late. https://t.co/o2oWOw8gtn 02:04 PM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. David Whitley @mrdavidwhitley Raab is absolutely the sort of man who arranges to go paintballing at 9am on the second day of a stag do, then doesn't show up, citing his hangover. https://t.co/ItGWAWR1QK 09:07 AM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 18. Some people felt sympathy for May. Mollie Goodfellow 🤶🏻 @hansmollman May should just do a “if you don’t pipe down I will turn this car around” and threaten to join the Euro. 05:08 PM - 15 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 19. It gave May the opportunity to appoint a new Brexit secretary. Matthew Champion @matthewchampion ARE YOU STEPHEN BARCLAY 04:54 PM - 16 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 20. But sadly, she promoted a man no one had ever heard of. Matthew Champion @matthewchampion May: "Stephen Barclay, are you there?" Stephen Barclay, who is definitely a real person, and not May doing another voice: "... Yes." May: "You're the new Brexit secretary." Stephen Barclay: "Yes." 04:59 PM - 16 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 21. It was all not looking good. Alberto Nardelli @AlbertoNardelli Friction, less trade. 11:46 AM - 25 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 22. By December, the possible future for Brexit was far from certain. Marie Le Conte @youngvulgarian every political journalist in the UK covering Brexit right now https://t.co/hYerBf7Iga 10:15 PM - 08 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 23. And tensions were rising in the House of Commons. Hannah Jewell @hcjewell is there a place where you can hand in your british passport out of embarrassment https://t.co/Am8fi4bMZH 10:19 PM - 10 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 24. In the end, we didn't even see a vote on the deal we'd spent the last two months talking about. Robert Hutton @RobDotHutton If the Meaningful Vote is off, then the next two days of debate are off. Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom presumably now faced with a choice between making all MPs read quietly in their places or showing them a video. 12:07 PM - 10 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 25. In summary: John Rain @MrKenShabby 03:55 PM - 19 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Hannah Al-OthmanBuzzFeed News ReporterHannah Al-Othman is a political correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.Contact Hannah Al-Othman at firstname.lastname@example.org.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereAlan WhiteBuzzFeed News ReporterAlan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London. Contact Alan White at email@example.com.