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    George Osborne Announced A New Star Wars Film And The Internet Struck Back

    The British chancellor has announced the eighth Star Wars film will be made in the UK. Twitter has other things on its mind.

    It started with a Star Wars announcement from Chancellor George Osborne.

    On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away

    George Osborne@George_Osborne

    On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away

    10:15 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    So far, so good. Then the responses began.

    1.

    @George_Osborne please remove yourself to a galaxy far far away tyvm

    xray charles@piss_wizard

    @George_Osborne please remove yourself to a galaxy far far away tyvm

    10:16 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2.

    @George_Osborne your Labour friends are falling into a trap .... This recovery is fully operational!

    Antony Little@antonylittle

    @George_Osborne your Labour friends are falling into a trap .... This recovery is fully operational!

    10:17 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3.

    The Associated Press

    4.

    @George_Osborne except Sith happens ...

    5.

    @George_Osborne I'd have gone with #HardWookieeingPeople myself. You need better writers.

    Zorro P Freely@banalyst

    @George_Osborne I'd have gone with #HardWookieeingPeople myself. You need better writers.

    10:18 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6.

    @George_Osborne the best you could do? Restore balance to the budget... You have your moments... This is some rescue! That… is why you fail

    Andrew Barratt@andrew_barratt

    @George_Osborne the best you could do?

    Restore balance to the budget...

    You have your moments...

    This is some rescue!

    That… is why you fail

    10:20 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7.

    @thalesians @George_Osborne "These are not the government bonds you are looking for"

    Lorcan Roche Kelly@LorcanRK

    @thalesians @George_Osborne "These are not the government bonds you are looking for"

    10:36 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    Andrew Winning / Reuters

    9.

    @George_Osborne these are not the tweets you're looking for

    Ben James@BenjaminJames27

    @George_Osborne these are not the tweets you're looking for

    10:44 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    Is this a chance for hard-wookie families and for the Sith empire to crack down on the disabled, the homeless and Alderaan? @George_Osborne

    Chris Nicholson@EraseThisTweet

    Is this a chance for hard-wookie families and for the Sith empire to crack down on the disabled, the homeless and Alderaan? @George_Osborne

    11:21 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11.

    Osbo-Wan Kenobi MT @George_Osborne can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away

    Tim Gatt@TimGattITV

    Osbo-Wan Kenobi MT @George_Osborne can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away

    10:22 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12.

    Joshua Roberts / Reuters / Reuters

    13.

    @George_Osborne I fear the farce is strong in this one.

    HWick_Bluenose@HWick_Bluenose

    @George_Osborne I fear the farce is strong in this one.

    10:31 PM - 10 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    @George_Osborne oh George. #itsatrap

    15.

    16.

    @George_Osborne fuck off Gideon Palpatine

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