Tory MPs have began voting to choose a new leader, and in turn our new prime minster. Among the candidates are Theresa May, Liam Fox, Michael Gove, Stephen Crabb and Andrea Leadsom. With Brexit, David Cameron stepping down, Boris Johnson ducking out of the race and Farage stepping down from UKIP leadership, the recent political climate has been- to put it delicately- a sh*t storm.
Who would we want as PM if we could pick anyone? Who would rule if we lived in an alternative reality, say Narnia? Here's a list of who we would actually like as the British Prime Minister (in no particular order)...
1) Russel Howard
He's been a dark horse in comedy; despite being around for years many didn't pay too much attention to Howard. However, as of recent his hysterically accurate quips on current affairs have made him into a nation treasure.
Some of his best quotes include this beauty "Women still have to pay 5% VAT on tampons because they are a luxury item. A luxury? THEY'RE TAMPONS. They're not Ferrero Rocher"- well said!
Adele, mainly because she's hilarious, mouthy, down to earth and someone everyone would want to have a cuppa with. Adele, on top of having an incredible voice, is also the perfect poster child for weird British customs and explaining them, she could make quite the diplomat.
Like the time she commented on this "Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why". Granted she probably displays oscars in her bathroom, not 'participation' awards from year 7 football.
3) Professor Minerva McGonagall
McGonagall is loyal, unflappable, moral and maybe the most underrated character in Harry Potter. If she was PM you'd be reassured that she'd never go back on her word or drop out when the going gets tough.
This is the kind of telling off any MP would listen to "The house of Godric Gryffindor has commanded the respect of the wizarding world for nearly ten centuries. I will not have you, in one night, besmirching that name by behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons". That alliteration though.
4) Lily Allen
Ok, she'd put her foot in it all the time. But this is make belief, so in parallel universe Lily would be a great PM. I mean yesterday she filmed Liam Fox, Murdoch and Farage 'Breaking bread' whilst attending a garden party. With her as PM you wouldn't have to worry about the public not being kept in the loop.
5) Michelle Obama
This quote says it all "You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own".
6) Jack Whitehall
Anyone who wrote Bad Education and Fresh Meat should be a strong contender for PM in my eyes.
Or anyone who says brilliant things like this "I find adverts at the moment particularly annoying, like the banking adverts because they're trying to portray bankers as nice people..you walk up to the till, it's like 'oooh, how was your holiday?' I went camping. 'Ooh, why did you go camping?'. Because you lost all of my money".
You'd just trust him, wouldn't you? Plus he says very deep things like this, all the time, "Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what i've found. I found that it is the small things. Every day deeds by ordinary fold that keeps the darkness at bay".
8) Sean Lock
Mainly just because this comedian would come up with the best conspiracies and plans, he may not be the sensible choice, but he'd certainly provide the LOLs.
This theory of his, for example, is a gem "I'll tell you one thing, I think NASA killed Michael Jackson. He died the same week as the anniversary of the initial moon landing, of the first moonwalk. They resent the fact that any time anyone puts 'moonwalk' into Google or anything it comes up with him sliding backwards with a hat on. And not the billions they spent going up to do a moonwalk. They hated that, and they killed him".
9) Captain Jack Sparrow
From the surface he doesn't exactly look like a typical PM, but his attitudes on life are actually pretty spot on. For instance "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude to the problem. Do you understand?" or "Why fight when you can negotiate?". Can't you just see those as great campaign slogans?!
10) JK Rowling
National treasure, twitter legend, creator of Harry Potter. Do we really need to say any more? No. We'll leave you with this from the woman herself "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve".
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