Sad news for Burns fans. Speculation had been rife that the Deputy Secretary of State will announce his retirement from politics, at age 65, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 24/06/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouWilliam Joseph was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouWilliam Joseph.”
— @DesireePlum, 23 Jun 2021
“Burns wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 23 Jun 2021
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