21 Pictures Of Politicians In Wellies Staring At Floods

There’s not much that Britain’s politicians can do about the floods. That isn’t stopping them having a look.

1. Britain is in crisis as floods spread across the nation, bringing the lesser-spotted “Politician In Wellington Boots” out of hibernation.

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2. David Cameron pulled on his boots in Somerset.

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3. But there’s very little that a politician can do about a lot of water spreading across the country.

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4. So they just keep staring.

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5. And then pop up somewhere else to stare more.

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6. UKIP’s Nigel Farage turned out to survey the scene in Surrey. Is he going to dive in?

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7. Yes he is!

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9. And he doesn’t do half-measures. This man is wearing waders.

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10. This way he can sympathise with items lost in the floods.

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11. Poor lawnmower.

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12. Defence secretary Philip Hammond went for the “purposeful stride” look in Wraysbury, on the outskirts of London.

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13. And looked quite small next to a fire truck.

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14. Nick Clegg has nailed the “politician pointing at floods” look.

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16. And can take on anyone in his jeans / fleece / wellies combo.

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17. But the ultimate “looking at floods” stare in British politics belongs to Labour leader Ed Miliband.

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18. Admittedly, sometimes the system breaks and two politicians from rival parties end up staring at floods together.

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Miliband was ambushed by Conservative MP Alok Sharma in Reading and they debated whether politicians should be looking at floods at all.

19. Sometimes Miliband’s stare looks a bit shifty.

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20. Sometimes he just looks damp.

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21. But ultimately Ed Miliband is the British political champion when it comes to staring at floods.

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Just look at that pout.

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