UK Prime Minster Theresa May can put up the bunting to mark 12 months at Number 10 but it’s unlikely to be a celebration after a difficult year in the top job.
From her arrival after the 2016 referendum – and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation – through a snap election and with the underlying tales of austerity, Brexit and the rise of Jeremy Corbyn it’s not exactly the strong and stable era the PM wanted.
But one thing which has been strong is the UK’s meme game. Every time May has courted controversy or put her proverbial foot in mouth there’s been an online commentator ready with a witticism or quickly retouched image to scoff at the absurdity of UK politics right now.
Here we take a trip down memory lane.
-What does Brexit mean?
-Oh. What colour is it?
-Red, white, blue.
-Cool. What's...it's favourite food?
-This is fun.— ~ (@daniel_barker) December 6, 2016
Theresa May wants a "red, white and blue" Brexit. EU nations with the same flag colour scheme: Lux., France, Netherlands, Liechtenstein. Lol— George 🧟♂️ (@mistervertigo_) December 6, 2016
Well someone had to pic.twitter.com/IcksydINVj— Summer Ray (@SummerRay) January 27, 2017
Theresa May met some children today and it went GREAT. pic.twitter.com/2Ph8yzDhnW— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) February 15, 2017
Once again, Theresa May's inhuman laugh was predicted long ago by the Simpsons pic.twitter.com/08Ts252L7M— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) March 8, 2017
Theresa May writes Brexit letter to the EU. pic.twitter.com/YGhVeUDLW6— Rossalyn Warren (@RossalynWarren) March 28, 2017
On my way to trample your wheat. pic.twitter.com/LyLYiRtVKg— Ben Kelly (@BenKellyMusic) June 6, 2017
When you remember them maddddd times in the fields of wheat pic.twitter.com/dLXGNwuvJ4— Scotty T MBE (@ScottGShore) June 6, 2017
#Journorequest Looking for a farmer whose wheat was trampled by children in Oxfordshire c. 1966. For a sensitive piece.— Jack Sommers (@jack_sommers) June 6, 2017
Theresa May calling an election like pic.twitter.com/4osX3QwTb4— Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) June 9, 2017