“Study in the boys’ room. Right now we can’t even go to the nearest town.”
Boris Johnson launched plans to send the UK into space this week, ignoring the country’s petrol crisis – and Twitter can’t believe it.
Prime Minister shared the new government ‘National Space Strategy’ On Monday, that will reportedly create jobs and use space technology to solve problems back on Earth.
Strategy explained: “[It is] A plan that will see us take a leading role on the international stage, Global Britain becoming Galactic Britain as we work with other countries to pursue exciting missions and with the United Nations to set standards that ensure Ensure that space is used responsibly and safely.
The plan also claimed it would modernize transport systems with climate change technologies, furthering Johnson’s promise that the UK would become a “galactic one” after Brexit, a global power.
Despite these big promises, not many were impressed.
Panic buying due to fuel crisis, fighting outside petrol pumps and delaying emergency services as they are not getting petrol.
Four days after petrol stations started complaining—buyers were running out of their supplies and HGV driver shortages meant refills weren’t coming fast enough, the prime minister still hasn’t addressed the issues directly.
The UK is also suffering from CO2 shortages, energy shortages, rising natural gas bills, empty supermarket shelves and a massive NHS backlog – facts that did not escape Johnson’s Twitter critics this week.
Here’s a round-up of the sharpest tweets in response to the new space strategy.