The British public was taken by surprise earlier today as Prime Minister Liz Truss announced that she would be resigning from her position, despite having been in power for just 45 days. This makes her the shortest reigning Prime Minister in British history. It has been said that she will remain in power until next week, which is when her successor will be appointed.
Ryanair tweets about British politics
After the surprising announcement, the Irish low-budget airline Ryanair decided to address the historical event in a series of tweets about British politics. The airline’s social media team took a comical stance, creating a mock-up boarding pass for the Prime Minister. The virtual boarding pass, which was uploaded on Twitter, had the British Prime Minister’s name on it, alongside a reference to the famous 10 Downing street address for her flight seat number ’10D’. The ticket would provide Ms Truss with the opportunity to travel from London Gatwick Airport to ‘anywhere’ of her choice on 28 September 2022. As a result of the UK’s current economic crisis and the value of the Great British Pound, the pass also included a QR code on the side that is linked to Google’s GBP/Euro currency chart. This value has risen over $1.13 after the PM’s resignation.
Since the airline posted this on its official Twitter page, the tweet has received a groundbreaking amount of attention accumulating up to 120.6k likes and over 10k retweets. John Lennon’s Airport Twitter handle was amongst those who left hilarious replies under the post, as those running their page replied “Make sure it’s a non – refundable. We know what she’s like!” to which Ryanair’s handle comically responded, “Don’t worry she’s no exception.”
Ryanair’s Twitter account is no stranger to satire – the airline’s social media team regularly pokes fun at both current events and the airline’s own ‘cheap and cheerful’ reputation with tongue-in-cheek comments and jokes.
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