YHe knows the first mini-budget hasn’t gone so well when before he’s been in office for a month, “resign” is trending on Twitter, and after Monday’s escalation over abolishing the 45p tax rate, social media social media was inundated with people mocking the prime minister, Liz Truss, and her embattled chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng.
For a leader who had openly boasted about her willingness to take unpopular action, it turned out that there were indeed limits.
And while Truss and Kwarteng weren’t making “sorry, it’s my first day, I’m new here” excuses, several people took pains to point out that there aren’t many jobs where you do that the Bank of England has to inject up to £65. billion in the economy to stabilize it, and then just move on.
Over the weekend, Conservative Party Chairman Jake Berry said: “People know that when you get your bills, you can cut back or get higher wages or higher wages, and go out and get that new job.” And there is always plenty of advice on how people who receive benefits can prepare barely nutritious monotonous meals with minimal ingredients for kids to eat happily and healthily all week. Some put the two together.
Berry was not the only Tory MP to find that his words of support for the policy over the weekend were released on social media on Monday. Many people turned out to quote a tweet and remind leveling secretary Simon Clarke how his response on Sunday morning to a liz truss The TV look had aged like milk sitting on a window sill in direct sunlight.
That tweet had aged almost as well as this Daily Mail front page, which people remembered us too.
He probably wouldn’t have “death of the monarch, collapse of markets, and humiliating U-turn in flagship fiscal policy” as his to-do list for his first month as prime minister, nor “and now even the pizza delivery boys laugh at us for new”.
The social media brand managers at Domino’s Pizza obviously looked at Labour’s latest lead in the polls and realized they weren’t going to lose customers by piling on the government, then made a monumental U-turn by removing the Tweet.
You knew a certain trusty old cartoon dog was ready to make an appearance.
And another innocent-looking dog got in on the act too, citing the government’s line that the 45p tax cut hadn’t been bad policy, but had become a distraction from their real agenda.
In reply to Dan Wootton diatribe that “the political establishment and MSM who demanded a u-turn to the left of Truss” had won again, “just like with the lockdowns”, the famous video of the GB News host’s very discreet private flower laying at Buckingham Palace he got a re-broadcast, subtitled again as his tribute to the short-lived 45 pence tax rate reduction policy.
And will there be a political story again where someone on social media doesn’t post a clip of Joe Lycett’s performance in the opening edition of Laura Kuenssberg’s flagship BBC Sunday show?
This time it wasn’t his “I’m actually very right-wing and I love it,” but his turn to a visibly amused Emily Thornberry about how cool he had been with Truss’s vague promises of future help during his previous appearance on the show. . “Are you calm, I’m calm, are you calm?”