‘Nah, just kidding,’ Tory party members tell relieved nation

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Unable to contain themselves anymore, the Tory party membership has burst out laughing and said ‘nah, just kidding.’

A relieved nation is just now coming to terms with the fact that the election of Liz Truss to the position of Prime Minister was an elaborate practical joke.

“Oh my god, I can’t believe you fell for it,” laughed Simon Williams, a Tory party member from Little Wanking in Hampshire.

“We’re kidding. Of course we’re kidding. Liz Truss as your new Prime Minister? I mean, come on. We’re mad, but we’re not that mad.

“Your faces though, when you thought she was going to actually be in charge of things. Hilarious. You were all like ‘what! Liz Truss! OMFG!’ – we got you, we really got you.’”

Eleanor Gay, a member of the public, was being a good sport about it.

“Oh my god. I can’t believe I fell for that. I honestly thought that they’d really made Liz Truss Prime Minister. Can you imagine? She’d be all like ‘I’m Prime Minister. Cheese is brilliant.’ Oh wow, you definitely got me. Boy, is my face red.”

The real leader of the party and subsequent Prime Minister is set to be announced later today, with literally anyone being a better choice.

Thick Lizzy – welcome your new simpleton overlord!