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The internet's best memes as Boris Johnson's government collapses

After the resignation of more than 50 ministers from his government, Boris Johnson has finally agreed to resign - and the internet has gone wild.

Two key government minsters resigned last night over the Christopher Pincher scandal. Image: Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street

After what could likely be the most embarrassing 24 hours a sitting prime minister has ever lived through, Boris Johnson has finally announced his resignation as prime minister.

In spite of holding firm yesterday, the resignation of more than 50 ministers from the government and a coterie of cabinet members imploring him to step down, Johnson has finally agreed – and the internet is loving every second.

Ignoring for a moment the deeply depressing spectacle of a government finally crumbling under the crippling weight of endless scandals and lies, here’s your round up of the funniest reactions. 

Settling into your new job by telling the person who gave you it yesterday to resign

As much grace as a reversing dump truck

At least someone’s still on his side

Somewhere a producer is currently getting a promotion

‘Hi guys, Boris here, I wanted to clear up a few rumours’

Can we deal with another party leader in trouble right now?

Javid and Sunak: What they did next

Eviction night at the Big Brother Boris House  

Matt Hancock prepping his freshest polo 

When you’ve got a government resignation at 7 but the spa at 8 

Zelensky blocking all +44 numbers from his phone 

The new chancellor embarking on a relatability campaign to rival Rishi Sunak’s borrowed Kia

That feeling when the new PM is so bad at his job that everyone forgets you engineered the hostile environment 

(He just doesn’t know it yet) 

Tory MPs rallying around the cabinet reshuffle 

Priti Patel staying consistent 

The crossover episode of the century

Celebrating the little wins 

The only other government member with as many lives as Boris Johnson

Can we go too? 

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