Even as people around the world were tracking the latest developments in a crucial Brexit vote in the UK Parliament, an unusual sight out 10 Downing Street intrigued people. An armed police officer was seen walking into the official residence of the British Prime Minister with a submachine gun in one hand and a bag with two large boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the other.
As the debate raged in the House of Commons ahead of the vote on Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal – which subsequently failed to get the adequate support – the delivery of the doughnuts became the subject of jokes. A video of the ‘special delivery’ went viral.
It’s a “snacks arriving under armed guard” kind of day in Westminster pic.twitter.com/yow4B9GUdr
— Andy Silke (@andysilke) January 15, 2019
Many drew parallels with Trump’s fast food feast for visiting athletes in the White House, and some joked that this is how all doughnuts will have to be transported in the event of Britain exiting the European Union without a deal.
Hire me for this job. I’ll bring my own rifle. https://t.co/7xXUJcfupP
— Lotus 🌸 (@ourmemorypalace) January 16, 2019
Surely doughnuts should always be given this much protection. https://t.co/MnwNkNEoRx
— What duck? (@geeoharee) January 16, 2019
Me when I buy a snack at work and I know people are gonna ask for it https://t.co/cwWkmkwKP5
— David Hutton (@DavidHu60032117) January 16, 2019
It’s true. Krispy Kreme can bring together even the worst of foes. https://t.co/ANH7c0Dk4J
— Misty Rosas 🌊🌈 (@MistyRosas) January 16, 2019
how it feels to walk past your sibling with snacks https://t.co/MnRLib1Ux7
— sarah (@toastedsarah) January 16, 2019
— LazyCat // #NeverAgain (@LazyCatHappyCat) January 16, 2019
— Katja Desjarlais (@TheHauntVault) January 16, 2019
Don’t want to alarm anyone but the people responsible for getting us food if there’s no deal are already guarding their donuts with a machine gunpic.twitter.com/LSbX1AUbiU
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) January 15, 2019
So many things to unpack.
#1 – Love that there’s a @krispykremeUK
#2 – Krispy Kreme deserves an armed guard
#3 – The long history of law enforcement & doughnuts
#4 – @lexkypolice need to see this. https://t.co/XQcnpUnSPw
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) January 15, 2019
The White House = a House of Carbs ( and a clown ) Downing St = a House of Doughnuts 🤪 says it all really!
— Sarah Cochrane (@sarahflyme) January 15, 2019
— Matt Karolian (@mkarolian) January 15, 2019
— Laura Jones (@YICETOR) January 15, 2019
When the sugar tax kicks in for real this is how donuts will be delivered to the few remaining Westminster residents rich enough to afford them. https://t.co/ek9k5ZWPbh
— Iain Dooley (@iainpdooley) January 15, 2019
“In the prelude to the food riots of 2019 the risk to the national supply of Krispy Kreme’s was deemed so high that the Government decreed a new armed division of the security services should be assembled for confectionery protection duties.”
— Ian Davis (@iand) January 15, 2019
“Draw your weapons from the armoury, Constable. All of them. Yes, including the experimental Krispy Kreme distraction devices.” pic.twitter.com/keBIRJhbJD
— John O’Shea (@politicalhackuk) January 15, 2019
Doughnut protection is an important element of british government
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 15, 2019