Internet responds to Theresa May's sudden election announcement

British Prime Minister Theresa May's shock decision to call a snap election for June 8 has set social media alight.

Many took to Twitter to point out May's inconsistencies.

Ms May had previously ruled out a general election until 2020 but said in a statement outside Downing St, "I have concluded that the only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead is to hold this election and seek your support for the decisions I must take." 

Some in the UK don't think the public can be trusted with the democratic process after last year's Brexit referendum. 

Twitter user Mitten d'Amour said: "Yep, because asking British people to vote for stuff has been working out so well for everyone recently."

The hashtags #GeneralElection and #TheresaMay clocked over a million tweets. 

Some believed Ms May's decision was a smart move, though others criticised her unwillingness to participate in a televised debate, urging journalists and TV station to pressure her to appear. 

Whichever way the election goes it's going to be a long year for Great Britain.