US political commentator Molly Jong-Fast quote-tweeted it with the comment: "Yikes poor England," while others chimed in with variations of "Yikes", "Oh god", and "This is the kiss of death."
Many had very different predictions for the coming year.
One wrote: "Can't see it happening myself. If the Tories remain in office for 2023 everything will get worse and Sunak (or whoever is prime minister then) will tell us 'good times are coming so, vote Conservative'. And it will be a lie as much then as it was in 2019, 2017 and 2015."
Another said: "In a hypothetical world situated in a different dimension of space and time than the real world maybe. But not in this one."
Another summed up Tory rule: "They drag you down so they can lift you back up and expect your gratitude. The public are in an abusive relationship with the Tory govt."
Still, keeping his comments to the written word will help avoid IRL awks situations like this one, in which he had a stilted and rather bizarre conversation with a guy at a homeless centre.
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