UK politics has taken a turn for the bizarre, as two opposition parties have each formed alternative governments and declared their leaders “the true prime minister” of the country.
Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who leads the official opposition, has moved into a garden shed at the bottom of the garden at 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the prime minister, and has started appointing members of his cabinet. John McDonnell is said to expect to get the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer, and may move into a greenhouse in the garden of 11 Downing Street (there being no garden shed in that property). Other senior Labour figures are eagerly awaiting the allocation of cabinet positions. However, all decisions of the Labour cabinet will be made by the Labour NEC and ratified at the Labour Party conference later in the year.
Meanwhile, the Lib Dems’ leader, Jo Swinson, who has already refused to support Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister, has declared herself prime minister, and appointed Tory, Ken Clarke, and Labour’s Harriet Harman as members of her “rainbow alliance” government. She has promised to make it sunny for the next 30 days, and for everyone to be really happy.
The problems have arisen because a small number of people who were part of the minority of people who voted against Brexit in the referendum in 2016, are not happy with the result, which was that the UK would leave the EU, and have demanded a further referendum and a new government, preferably by a party that hasn’t won a general election.
Meanwhile, SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, is said to be considering whether to declare herself prime minister of the UK, and move the government from London to Edinburgh.
A spokesman for Tory Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said that the UK's official government was too busy actually running the country to respond.