These UK Election Memes Are So Funny You'll Forget We're All F*cked
8 June 2017, 10:01
From Theresa eating chips to #Grime4Corbyn, here's our fave memes from this UK election season.
Election season - it's coming UK kids. June 8th will see the 2017 General Election take place as the Conservative party's Theresa May takes on Labour's Jeremy Corbyn among many others in a challenge for the title of Prime Minister.
It's exciting stuff and there are plenty of youth issues at stake, from university tuition fees to the Brexit negotiations. But, of course, there is only one big question on everybody's minds as the campaign enters its final days - what are the best memes of the election?
Don't worry - not only have we done an Election podcast special, we've got you covered meme-wise too!
1) The 'Snap' Election
Everyone was in a pretty big state of shock when the election was suddenly announced back in April. But, hey, at least it brought out the best of us across social media:
“Theresa May’s done what?!” pic.twitter.com/0omZvzcdwm— Tom Harris (@MrTCHarris) April 18, 2017
'She said she wasn't going to call a general election'— Kath (@thatgirlkath) April 18, 2017
Theresa May: pic.twitter.com/prWcL2qAou
2) The unfortunate facial expressions of Theresa May.
Limited Edition Theresa May Hard Brexit Grimace Set pic.twitter.com/1wg8MqwJrd— Charles B. Anthony (@CharlesBAnthony) January 17, 2017
Bless, not the best moment to get caught in shot is it?
3) 'Strong and Stable'
Theresa May's catchphrase of choice was, um, well...a bit overused.
And mocked relentlessly:
Strong and stable leadership pic.twitter.com/iaAtyuFXWa— Prof.Frank McDonough (@FXMC1957) May 22, 2017
And I thought HMS Strong & Stable was supposed to be unsinkable...?— Alex Cavendish (@PrisonUK) May 26, 2017
"Mayday... Mayday... Mayday..." pic.twitter.com/TmsdZf03jS
4) Corbyn's big speaker
If this election was won on meme's, then Corbyn and Labour would have a landslide... pic.twitter.com/Yfv3S85bWV— Nathan Burns (@Burnsy_YnysMon) May 11, 2017
When Jeremy helped hold up a speaker for a colleague making a speech, you just knew the edits would be quick to follow.
He's got his election playlist all sorted:
5) Theresa May eating chips
A campaign trip revealed to the general public that our PM is seemingly incapable of eating chips. And chooses to eat them with coffee too - dear god why?
Theresa May was in Devon? Eating chips? And you didn't tell me? pic.twitter.com/SF55BTbZQR— lomelindi12 (@lomelindi12) May 7, 2017
Me: I don't think I could be any more embarrassed by my country.— Jon Foster (@JonLFoster) May 4, 2017
Theresa May: Hold my chips & coffee.
This chip shop already has a Theresa May statue. Patron Saint of Chips. pic.twitter.com/7d7wEn708v— Bruce Daisley (@brucedaisley) May 3, 2017
Who would have though that the UK's finest Grime music stars would all choose to get on board and back big Jezza?
But they did, and it's kind of amazing:
7) Theresa May's laugh
The laugh heard around the world.
8) Greg Knight's Election Song
We've had trap remixes, grime edits and more but our heart will always be with this original version of the Conservative candidate's ridiculous choice of music to soundtrack his call to vote. Like stepping into a 1980s wedding disco.
I chime in, haven't you people ever heard of, closing that tax loopholes?
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