This Is How Twitter Feels About Theresa May Becoming U.K. Prime Minister

The home secretary was suddenly promoted this week.

July 13, 2016

This evening, on July 13, outgoing U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will hand his keys over to the home secretary, Theresa May. Cameron resigned following Britain's vote to leave the E.U. in June, and May became his replacement automatically after her opposing candidate pulled out of the leadership race.

The fact that only 199 people — all of them Conservative MPs — actually voted for May to become prime minister has left a bitter taste in many people's mouths. It's unclear now whether the new prime minister will call an election, though she has suggested not. Additionally, while some are calling her new role a victory for feminism (May is the second woman prime minister in the U.K.'s history), things aren't that simple. It's apparent from her anti-immigration, anti-human rights legislation voting history, and her control of the notorious immigrant detainment center Yarl's Wood, that her appointment as prime minister will be far from liberating for many women.

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Basically, to be a liberal person in Britain right now is to feel a little like a permanent Mr Krabs meme. Amid the political meltdown, this is what Twitter made of May's sudden promotion this week.

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This Is How Twitter Feels About Theresa May Becoming U.K. Prime Minister