The United Kingdom is as divided as the United States of America right now, maybe even more so depending who you talk to. The main topic of divide is Brexit, which is the United Kingdom’s decision to become independent of the European Union.
Prime Minister Theresa May recently stepped down and Boris Johnson took over the most powerful role in the United Kingdom, who happens to be pro-Brexit.
And one of Britain’s most famous actors had an epic meltdown over Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has often been compared to President Donald Trump by much of the liberal media. If you watch HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with host John Oliver on Sundays at 11pm EST then you’ll find the British comic constantly poking fun of the similarities between the two. Mainly being “oafish,” (a silly comparison) but that they can be “ruthless.”
But the fact remains though that while it may seem like Brexit is a one-sided issue, a vote to exit the European Union back in 2016 was a majority to exit. However, it’s taken several years to actually execute the vote.
This is what the U.K. citizens wanted. It’s just like the Electoral College win for Trump. It’s what the people wanted. That’s the very definition of a Democracy.
On Wednesday, Johnson requested that Queen Elizabeth II suspend Parliament until a Queen’s Speech on Oct. 14, which infuriated the political opposition to Brexit and some bemoaned it to be a constitutional crisis.
But the suspension of Parliament in the weeks before a Queen’s Speech is a standard move in British parliamentary procedure as the government prepares for the formal announcement of the goals and intentions of the next legislative sessions.
Johnson’s allies have noted that the current parliamentary session has lasted an unusually long three years, so to break now for a Queen’s Speech is necessary in order to get on with the government’s agenda.
Actor Hugh Grant was furious with Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament.
His expletive-laden tirade on Twitter read, “You will not f— with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. F— off, you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you [sic.] little gang of masturbatory prefects.”
Many critics of Grant were quick to point out his controversial past like when he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. They even made the connection between Boris Johnson aka “B.J.” and the sexual act. That was a pretty common reply underneath of his post.
Grant was set off by a video Johnson posted.
To invest in our NHS, deal with violent crime and cut the cost of living we need a Queen’s Speech. pic.twitter.com/xux9WIFL8e
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 28, 2019
One Twitter user, pjackson wisely noted underneath Grant’s meltdown, “You speak for a small minority’s brits. The rest are eu nationals. 17.4million+ gave a mandate to LEAVE the eu in its entirety. Brexiteers are broadminded British who know there is a world out there whose trade will enrich our nation. Step out the box.”
You speak for a small minority’s brits. The rest are eu nationals. 17.4million+ gave a mandate to LEAVE the eu in its entirety. Brexiteers are broadminded British who know there is a world out there whose trade will enrich our nation. Step out the box.
— pjackson (@pjackso09793788) August 28, 2019
In fact, most of the comments underneath Grant’s post are actively against Grant’s opinion and encourage a Brexit.