If you've been watching the news over the past day, you'll be aware that things have gone a bit batsh*t crazy in the UK with regards to Brexit. Yes, even more than usual.
To reduce things to a very basic level, Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen's permission to call a 5-week-long recess of parliament that will essentially make it very difficult for a Brexit deal to pass - meaning that the no-deal Brexit that he wants from the EU is now very likely.
The move has been seen as both unprecedented and extremely sneaky, and people have been taking to social media to voice their outrage at Johnson.
One of them was actor Hugh Grant, who didn't beat around the bush:
You will not fuck with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. Fuck off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects. https://t.co/Oc0xwLI6dI
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) August 28, 2019
Many people applauded him for being so upfront with his outrage:
OH! A celebrity didn’t “stay in his lane.” We need a hell of a lot more of this. The times we are in our nothing like anything the planet has ever seen. Not hyperbole. As many people, with large platforms, who realize we are losing democracy all over the world should be posting.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 28, 2019
Never knew you had it in you, Hugh.
Well said, chap! pic.twitter.com/ffiqJxWR3Y
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 28, 2019
You’ve got a way with words, sir. Come over here and roast Trump plz
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) August 28, 2019
Hugh Grant. Best Prime Minister we never had. pic.twitter.com/YmhtRhzxkN
— Tom Wyatt (@tommwyatt) August 28, 2019
Politically fucking livid Hugh Grant is the best Hugh Grant. https://t.co/uNvBWJMRHT
— Kate Young (@bakingfiction) August 28, 2019
Others, meanwhile, couldn't resist having a jibe at the actor's past transgressions...
First time I've heard you complain about a BJ !!
— Mark (@MkIndBrit) August 28, 2019