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    'Tory Jesus' Deals a MEME BLOW to UK Conservatives, Brexiteers on Twitter

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    Despite its name, the tweets posted on it do not feature Jesus alone, some of them contain characters by Dr Seuss, as well as other imagery.

    Social media users have apparently found yet another way to troll the UK's Conservative government over the problems plaguing the country in recent years, by using the image of Jesus Christ himself to convey the message.

    Started in May 2017, a Twitter account called "Tory Jesus" essentially imagines the Saviour "expressing the uncompromising, compassion-free sentiments of the modern Conservative Brexiteer in place of his familiar sorrows for the sins of man", as The Independent puts it.

    The account has been sharing images of Jesus Christ preaching about the Brexit referendum, as well as the suggested Conservatives' views on social issues, immigration and the state of British democracy.

    Some tweets, however, feature characters created by the famous American author and cartoonist known as Dr Seuss.

     

    British Conservatives, led by the Prime Minister Theresa May, have been rocked by a number of resignations, including members of the Cabinet, following the Brexit referendum and the 2017 snap election results. The bitter infighting between Tory Brexiteers and less eurosceptic Conservatives has prompted a major rift within the party, with its leader having to face a no-confidence vote in January 2019. 

     

    READ MORE: We Will Never Accept EU Brexit Offers & We're Not Afraid of No Deal — UK PM

     

    Theresa May's party, is often blamed for years of austerity in Britain, following the financial crisis of 2008. During the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham in October 2018, the PM promised "an end in sight" to austerity after ten years of stagnating wages and spending cuts.

     

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