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.

So far, so good. Then the responses began.

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@George_Osborne except Sith happens ...

— Neil Schofield (@SZeitblom)
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@George_Osborne I'd have gone with #HardWookieeingPeople myself. You need better writers.

— Zorro P Freely (@banalyst)
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@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)
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@thalesians @George_Osborne "These are not the government bonds you are looking for"

— Lorcan Roche Kelly (@LorcanRK)
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@George_Osborne these are not the tweets you're looking for

— Ben James (@BenjaminJames27)
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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)
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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)
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@George_Osborne I fear the farce is strong in this one.

— HWick_Bluenose (@HWick_Bluenose)
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@George_Osborne oh George. #itsatrap

— Keir (@KGravil)
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@George_Osborne fuck off jabba

— Sam Bonwick (@SamBonwick1)
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@George_Osborne fuck off Gideon Palpatine

— Conor Conneally (@ConorConneally)

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Jim Waterson is politics editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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