'Theresa May will tell us Brexit was an April Fool': Here's what Twitter wished the Prime Minister had announced

'Theresa May will announce Pete Price is a lizard' - Twitter speculates ahead of Prime Minister's statement

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

As expected, Theresa May has announced plans for an early general election this morning, delighted Brexiteers and Remainers alike.

While the Brexit brigade will have the chance to secure a clearer mandate, the Remainers will be able to cast their protest vote - which may be good news for the Lib Dems, who have made efforts to recast themselves as the anti-Brexit party.

But it seems not everyone is so happy about the imminent dissolution on Parliament. Twitter's resident wags and wagettes apparently wanted Theresa May to announce all manner of things - anything, in fact, apart from the election.

Here are some of the more outlandish things they wished for before the vote was announced: