General Election 2017: The funniest tweets after Theresa May's announcement

Emma Haslett
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So Theresa May has called for a General Election on 8 June - and Twitter reacted with a typical mix of excitement, anger and - well, just general exhaustion.

Here's what happened:

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Twitter went into a frenzy of speculation when it emerged Theresa May was planning to make a rare statement in front of Downing Street.

Then, we found out what was happening.

Some suggested May was simply being diligent.

... or that she was trying to show up her rival.

Some daring souls pointed out polling figures from yesterday might have had a hand.

Reactions were mixed.

... but one woman spoke for us all.

Uncertainty reigned...

... although one market looked set to benefit.

Some familiar names confirmed they will stand immediately - but others held off.

Meanwhile, other countries weighed in.

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