Queen of chill responds to Johnson resignation

2 mins
08 Jul 2022
Queen of chill responds to Johnson resignation

We could all take a leaf out of Erin's book

words Team Woo

Where were you when you found out Boris Johnson resigned as leader of the Tories after years of proroguing Parliament and pushing through Brexit and not locking the UK down fast enough to avoid Covid spreading and partying during lockdown despite making the rules banning partying during lockdown and defending Dominic Cummings and lying about what he knew when and allowing someone rumoured to be "handsy" to become his MPs' head of welfare?

Some of us were glued to our screens, revelling in the messy drama of MPs quitting just moments after being plonked into new ministerial roles and learning the ins and outs of a political system that, in some ways, seems completely unfairly rigged in favour of elites who don't really know what it's like to live like the average Briton does. Some of us were down outside Downing Street protesting the whole thing. Hyperventilation was rife and chill was relatively nowhere to be seen.

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But one person was remarkably chilled about the shifting sands of time. Meet Erin Mae Denny.

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Erin's casual "well that's a bit of good news for the day I suppose, isn't it?" delivered slowly with a placid tone, is perhaps showcasing us all the sort of chill we could do with in the face of huge seismic changes in our democracy and the prospect of a government headed by Liz Truss.

Or maybe it's displaying just how dispiriting the entire political process is? Like, why be bothered when Prime Ministers come and go and most people's lives - get up, go to work, go home - remain the same.

Either way, if we want more people like Erin to have a say in our politics, even if it it's just funny quips like this, we need more people than ever to make sure they're registered to vote. Sign up here. Because even though we don't know what's coming next, young people like you could make a marked difference to our political system. 56% of 18-24 year olds voted for Labour in 2019, compared to just 14% of those over 70, after all!

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