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RISHI SUNAK CALLS SNAP GENERAL ELECTION: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS

RISHI SUNAK CALLS SNAP GENERAL ELECTION: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS
UK News

RISHI SUNAK CALLS SNAP GENERAL ELECTION: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS

RISHI SUNAK CALLS SNAP GENERAL ELECTION: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS

Prime Minster Rishi Sunak has announced a summer election in a dramatic - and soaking wet - Downing Street statement tonight. The drenched PM declared the date as Thursday, July 4 and of course, became a viral meme in the process.

As his suit became drenched, and protesters playing the New Labour anthem 'Things Can Only Get Better' in the background, Sunak spoke passionately about the country being 'back to normal.' He also insisted that he was 'stopping the boats'. The Conservative leader went on to state: "The question now is how and who do you trust to turn that foundation into a secure future... now is the moment for Britain to decide its future."

Social media users were quick to joke about the PM announcing the election as he was caught in the rain - with many looking at it as a bad omen. Weather forecaster Alex Beresford wrote on X: "If only @RishiSunak had asked me I could have told him tomorrow is a much better weather day." Many X users posted various hilarious photos of people engulfed by the rain to poke fun of Sunak.

Meanwhile, the latest polls suggest Labour is on track for a massive Commons majority of 236. It has led many to speculate that the next Prime Minster will be a Labour government and Sir Keir Starmer as leader. Some even questioned if Sunak announced the election to purposely bow out of his almost two year tenure as PM. In response Sir Keir said in a statement that he welcomed the "[The] chance to change for the better your future, your community, your country."

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