BREXIT, Scottish independence and Labour’s low opinion poll results are among the topics of Twitter memes reacting to this morning’s General Election announcement.
Here we compile some of the best so far.
A famous scene from The Simpsons was among those used to suggest that Theresa May’s timing wasn’t the best news for Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
Anyone seen Jeremy Corbyn since Theresa May called for a General Election? pic.twitter.com/b4eEQsjOEy— Young (@YoungKukNoh) April 18, 2017
Leslie Nielsen's attempt at crowd dispersal in Naked Gun was used by Have I Got News For You.
Live pictures from Labour HQ as Theresa May calls a general election. pic.twitter.com/PLcOh7AtiB— HaveIGotNewsForYou (@haveigotnews) April 18, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's perceived horror at the timing of the announcement was among many tweets in a similar vein on Twitter.
Others pointed out that the election adds a degree of extra spice to England’s match against Scotland two days later, on June 10.
June 8th: General Election 📝— BigSport (@BigSportGB) April 18, 2017
June 10th: Scotland vs England ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/FXgzORHrbC
And the surprise nature of the announcement might have inspired scenes like this in many offices across the country - including news rooms.
WHEN THERE'S AN EARLY GENERAL ELECTION https://t.co/fiEzTwx8FC— uk politics as vines (@politicsasvines) April 18, 2017