Anyone watching Prime Minister Theresa May's speech today went through a lot of emotions.
MPs and activists stared at the ground, while journalists tweeted furiously as the spectacle unfolded: the most powerful woman in Britain was wrong-footed by a prankster with a P45 today and the fallout was at least as astounding as the stunt itself.
If you haven't seen the footage, here is the moment when comedian Simon Brodkin handed May a P45, saying it was from her foreign secretary, Boris Johnson:
Initially, May picked herself up. But then she stumbled, she lost her voice, and the stage literally started falling apart. Here are all the emotions we went through, as told by the Twittersphere:
Well, this is a metaphor for pretty much everything
This is what happens when you send the Poles home. pic.twitter.com/Wu94aMmwdl— Ben Stanley (@BDStanley) October 4, 2017
RIP metaphor, 1533-2017, died of overwork https://t.co/ZjRGTxj5hG— Will Wiles (@WillWiles) October 4, 2017
Anyone can catch a cold but this cough is becoming a ghastly national metaphor.— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) October 4, 2017
We now go live to brexit pic.twitter.com/L4qHXFVreI— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) October 4, 2017
When will I wake up?
I'm pretty sure I've had anxiety dreams like this— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) October 4, 2017
British Anxiety Dream— Ed Caesar (@edcaesar) October 4, 2017
This is painful, just make it go away
Please make it stop https://t.co/JZL3cytqjr— Jonathan Reynolds (@jreynoldsMP) October 4, 2017
I've had just about all I can take of British politics right now.— Glen O'Hara (@gsoh31) October 4, 2017
It’s over. Dunno about PM but I need a drink.— Andrew Neil (@afneil) October 4, 2017
At least she can still make jokes
Possibly her most natural performance yet, in a way
*coughs* pic.twitter.com/1b6CoW5Mrz— Theresa May (@theresa_may) October 4, 2017
How did that guy even get there?
But what does it mean for Brexit?
Because there's a Brexit take on everything
I wonder whether that reassured EU Brexit negotiators that they're not dealing with a chaotic, fragile government in London.— Ian Wishart (@IanWishart) October 4, 2017
Oh, and what was she actually talking about again?
Let's not forget there were some policy announcements
cough..I am sure I've have heard this somewhere before. https://t.co/oay7AgZD3C— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) October 4, 2017
Good to see Prime Minister recognise that loyal customers being penalised in the energy market - look forward to seeing the details #CPC17— Citizens Advice (@CitizensAdvice) October 4, 2017