Boris Johnson has been made Foreign Secretary in a move that puts the leading Brexit campaigner at the heart of government - and the news is proving a little hard to swallow.
I believe in Santa Claus, and fairies at the bottom of my garden. But I can't believe Boris Johnson is foreign secretary.
-- Les Rose (@Majikthyse) July 13, 2016
The idea of any foreign relations being in Boris's hands is an actual nightmare.
-- Jasmin Powis (@jaspowis) July 13, 2016
Can't believe Boris is to be the face of our great country internationally#lordhelpus
-- BantamJo (@jegolton) July 13, 2016
Boris Johnson has been thrown a political lifeline after Theresa May pulled him into her shadow cabinet a little more than a week after his bid to take her on for the leadership of the party spectacularly crashed and burned.
Boris. Foreign Secretary. Marvellous sense of humour from the new British leader. Continued disdain for the rest of the non-British world.
-- Michael Finneran (@soilsitheoir) July 13, 2016
Boris Johnson is clearly some kind of perennially recurring nightmare. Just when you thought he was finished he looms from beyond the grave.
-- Gareth Brading (@gbrading) July 13, 2016
When you think the world can't get any worse, they appoint Boris as Foreign Secretary. Good. Grief.
-- Anna (@a_mhv) July 13, 2016
BoJo will now be responsible for the work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including the UK's relations with other countries, supporting the interests of Brits abroad and safeguarding the country's national security.
I didn't think I could be much more embarrassed by our country but have just heard Boris Johnson is new Foreign Secretary
-- CarolineJMolloy (@carolinejmolloy) July 13, 2016
I can think of no better person to represent the UK around the world than Boris Johnson. We are, after all, a big joke.
-- Will Howells (@willhowells) July 13, 2016
Boris is in charge of MI6 sorry can't finish this tweet just watching the ending to Skyfall on loop and praying.
-- Suleman (@NamelusWonder) July 13, 2016
That's right, this man - who once found himself dangling mid-air after getting stuck on a zip wire - will be working very closely with our Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.
Despite the response of the unimpressed public, there's one pretty important person who is happy to hear of Johnson's new appointment...