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​Fiery Exchange At PMQs Is Perfect Recreation Of Cat Meme

​Fiery Exchange At PMQs Is Perfect Recreation Of Cat Meme

The meme has been recreated perfectly by Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer as they clashed at PMQs today

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

A fiery exchange between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sir Keir Starmer has been hilariously compared to the popular cat meme.

The original meme features a woman from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills appearing to shout at a nonplussed cat, which is sitting at a table in another photo.

But it's been recreated perfectly by none other than the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Labour Party, who came to blows this afternoon in the House of Commons during this week's Prime Minster's Questions.

Pointing out the comparison on social media, Twitter user @kayes67 shared the meme alongside screengrabs from the Commons, simply writing: "#PMQs."

Since being posted at lunchtime today, the tweet has racked up thousands of retweets and likes - with many users going one step further by posting Photoshopped images of Starmer as the cat.

One person commented: "Oh this is just too superb."

Someone else wrote: "A reboot of my favourite meme format."

Another said the tweet was 'outstanding', while a fourth wrote: "Just too good. Bravo!"

During the heated clash in the Commons today, Starmer dubbed Johnson 'Major Sleaze'.

Jabbing his finger in the direction of Johnson, the Labour leader said: "Dodgy contracts, jobs for their mates and cash for access - and who is at the heart of it?

"The Prime Minister, Major Sleaze, sitting there."

Starmer had also probed Johnson about the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, to which the Prime Minister responded: "He should know that I have paid for Downing Street refurbishment personally.

"And I contrast it ... any further declaration that I have to make, if any, I will be advised upon by [the independent adviser on ministers' interests] Lord Geidt."

Starmer later asked whether Lord Brownlow had made a contribution to cover the cost of the refurbishment.

Clearly growing frustrated, Johnson replied: "I think I have answered this question several times now and the answer is that I have covered the cost.

"I have met the requirements that I have been obliged to meet in full.

"When it comes to the taxpayer and the costs of Number 10 Downing Street it was the previous Labour government - I think Tony Blair racked up a bill of £350,000 - and I think what the people of this country want to see is minimising taxpayer expense, they want to see a Government that's focused on their needs and delivering more homes for the people of this country."

Many people noted how flustered Johnson appeared during the exchange, with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg tweeting: "Have never seen Johnson so rattled and angry at the despatch box in his final answer to Starmer - red faced and ranting at the end ... denied his 'bodies' quote again and still didn't answer the central Q about No 10 flat - who picked up the bill at the start."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, News, Boris Johnson, Politics