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    25 Tweets That Sum Up How Unreal British Politics Got In 2018

    Can't wait for 2019!

    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.

    Ukip chairman Paul Oakden says the party’s EGM has been a success - because no one has died.

    2. Boris Johnson faced criticism for apparently fleeing from a vote on Heathrow expansion by going to...Afghanistan.

    Only Boris Johnson could fly around the world to protest against airport expansion.

    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.

    4. Long-serving Labour MP Frank Field resigned from the party amid an escalating row over anti-Semitism.

    5. Then it was party conference time!

    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.

    6. Meanwhile Brexit continued to go brilliantly.

    "I have a trade deal. It goes to another school"

    7. After that, Tory MP Johnny Mercer had a simple question.

    @Billabong1965 I’ll give you one chance at honesty. Did you insinuate my wife was a prostitute on the Plymouth Herald comments section?


    A lady in the streets, a prostitute in the Plymouth Herald comments section.


    Roses are red, Rare orchids are imperilled. Did you imply my wife was a prostitute In the comments section of the Plymouth Herald?


    “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.”

    11. As Theresa May continued to try to negotiate a trade deal with the EU, the tension mounted.

    Me after a big IKEA spree

    12. A draft deal was drawn up, and it looked like there would be trouble ahead for May.

    Don't blame me, I voted for chaos with Ed Miliband

    13. And so there was: Cabinet was hit by a raft of resignations, including the Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

    Theresa May accepting resignations over Brexit

    14. What did they all want?


    I’m really enjoying the season finale of The UK.


    Fitting that Chris Grayling's resignation is running hours late.


    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.

    18. Some people felt sympathy for May.

    May should just do a “if you don’t pipe down I will turn this car around” and threaten to join the Euro.

    19. It gave May the opportunity to appoint a new Brexit secretary.

    20. But sadly, she promoted a man no one had ever heard of.

    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."

    21. It was all not looking good.

    22. By December, the possible future for Brexit was far from certain.

    every political journalist in the UK covering Brexit right now

    23. And tensions were rising in the House of Commons.

    is there a place where you can hand in your british passport out of embarrassment

    24. In the end, we didn't even see a vote on the deal we'd spent the last two months talking about.

    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.

    25. In summary: