Boris Johnson, a man who once compared our likely future President to “a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital” and noted that Obama’s “ancestral dislike of the British empire” stems from his Kenyan heritage, is the U.K.’s new foreign secretary. And if you want some insight into how the State Department is taking the news, look no further than its own spokesman’s terrified, shit-eating grin.
Earlier today, David Cameron announced the end of his premiership of Great Britain. Then he hummed a little song.
On Monday, British prime minister David Cameron announced that he would step down from his post on Wednesday, whereupon he will be succeeded by home secretary Theresa May. Walking back to 10 Downing Street after his announcement, Cameron forgot himself—and his live microphone—for a moment, humming a little ditty.
Here we have Labour MP Dennis Skinner addressing British prime minister David Cameron with a pithy schoolyard nickname related to Panama Papers revelations as their colleagues howl around them in a mixture of delight and disgust. It crescendoes in Skinner delivering a thunderous applause line and then being tossed out of Parliament by a guy who looks like this:
Tomorrow, the citizenry of the United Kingdom will cast their votes in a general election. If you’re an American, you may have been too busy tenderly rubbing your genitals on a gun to have read much about this. Who’s fighting to lead this grey and unpleasant land onward into its inevitable irrelevancy? And how do we even do elections without an electoral college? Allow me, a Proper Brit, to get you up to speed.
British Parliament voted today in favor in joining the American-led air campaign against ISIS targets in Iraq. Military action was approved by a 524 to 43 vote after seven hours of debate. Prime Minister David Cameron said he recalled Parliament Friday in the hopes of the matter going to a vote. "This is not the stuff of fantasy—it is happening in front of us and we need to face up to it," Cameron said.