The UK has awoken from a night of celebration and heavy drinking to the horrific realisation that it is still actually ruled by a Tory Prime Minister.
Following reports of the death of an 87 year old woman from a stroke yesterday, the UK had been expected to announce plans to transform itself into a socialist paradise with immediate effect.
"If there's one thing that was keeping this unfair and money-driven capitalist system going, it was an old, frail woman who could barely remember her own name sitting on her own in a nursing home waiting to die," said Joe Frazer, General Secretary of the Socialist Workers' Union. "With her finally out of the way, I was sure that the workers of this country would have immediately been free from the shackles of capitalist oppression."
However, as Chancellor George Osborne launched a grief-stricken attack on the wasting of benefits money on "cripples and dole scum" when it could have been used to artificially extend Margaret Thatcher's life, hopes were not high that any significant change is likely in the near future.
Despite the failure of the UK to immediately alter its political landscape following the death of a woman who has not held power for over 20 years, many still remain upbeat about the prospects for the future.
"Things are definitely better now that she's dead. I remember those dark, Thatcherite days and they were just terrible," said Junior Liberal Democrat Minister, Amy Toner. "House repossessions, high unemployment, low public spending, benefit cuts, high inflation and a constant terrorist threat from the Middle East and Northern Ireland. Now that she's dead, we'll make sure we won't be seeing things like that again for a while."