With the Conservative government seemingly in a never-ending hellish cycle of crises, the online encyclopedia now has two separate entries for “UK government crisis” to differentiate the two in 2022.
Earlier this year it was the turn of then-Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put the UK through the first of 2022’s government crises when he dragged out his resignation until the government had almost completely collapsed.
In the space of 24 hours, from 5 to 6 July, 36 MPs resigned from their post in a show of discontent at Johnson’s leadership.
His successor Liz Truss hasn’t fared much better as she and the former Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng contributed to the collapse of the value of the pound against the dollar and caused economic chaos with their mini-budget tax cuts.
Helpfully, a Wikipedia volunteer editor named P.Wilkinson made sure users avoid confusion between the two scandals by adding a note to the top of the page titled ‘2022 United Kingdom government crisis’.
The clarification read: “This article is about the mass resignation of ministers from the Johnson government in July 2022.
“For the Truss government crisis resulting from the September 2022 mini-budget, see September 2022 United Kingdom mini-budget.”
In response to the hilariously depressing development, one person simply repeated the Conservative’s slogan of, “Strong and stable”.
One hopeful Twitter user said: “Looks like ‘2022 Conservative Party leadership election (UK)’ might be on the way to joining it.”
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