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    Posted on May 22, 2014

    This Is How The Internet Responded To The European Elections

    It's the most wonderful day of the electoral cycle.

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    It's voting day! Just remember not to take a selfie at a polling station, because that would be naughty.

    Here's a selfie of me tweeting about not taking a selfie at a polling station

    Alice White@alicewhitey

    Here's a selfie of me tweeting about not taking a selfie at a polling station

    11:16 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    This needs to be stopped.

    I've discovered something worse than the 100+ polling station selfies on Facebook. A COUPLES polling station selfie.

    Jane Bradley@jane__bradley

    I've discovered something worse than the 100+ polling station selfies on Facebook. A COUPLES polling station selfie.

    2:39 PM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Anyway, lots of people on Twitter wanted you to know about the historical significance of your vote.

    Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested at Buckingham Palace campaigning for women's suffrage 100 years ago yesterday #vote

    David Wyllie@journodave

    Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested at Buckingham Palace campaigning for women's suffrage 100 years ago yesterday #vote

    1:38 PM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And lots of other people let the side down somewhat.

    Alan White / BuzzFeed

    Of course, people had all sorts of important decisions to make today.

    Just voted. All I'll say is that I DIDN'T vote for my BNP candidate.

    Andy Dawson@profanityswan

    Just voted. All I'll say is that I DIDN'T vote for my BNP candidate.

    9:23 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    A great many voted thanks to this man.

    Olivia Harris / Reuters

    Top three reasons to vote (ascending order): It'll annoy Russell Brand. Democracy. It'll annoy Russell Brand.

    George Berridge@George_Berridge

    Top three reasons to vote (ascending order):

    It'll annoy Russell Brand.

    Democracy.

    It'll annoy Russell Brand.

    9:36 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And we'd all heard yesterday about #WhyImVotingUkip.

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once ate some French cheese which gave me a tummy ache

    Robin Ince@robinince

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I once ate some French cheese which gave me a tummy ache

    12:38 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I ordered a chicken sheesh but I received a lamb doner. Dinner and country ruined.

    Clumpton@MrClumpton

    #WhyImVotingUkip because I ordered a chicken sheesh but I received a lamb doner. Dinner and country ruined.

    9:07 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    #WhyImvotingUkip because I know that a public school educated stockbroker is an anti establishment figure

    Ern Malley@loveandgarbage

    #WhyImvotingUkip because I know that a public school educated stockbroker is an anti establishment figure

    12:32 AM - 21 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    But to be honest there were precious few laughs to be had. A four year-old sign from the General Election went viral again.

    Just been to vote. Comic juxtaposition was out early.

    Jon Bounds@bounder

    Just been to vote. Comic juxtaposition was out early.

    7:21 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Speaking of polling stations, some looked pretty awesome...

    Is your polling station adequately defended against aerial attack? #Tooting #Vote2014 #VoteLabour

    Colm@colmuacuinn

    Is your polling station adequately defended against aerial attack? #Tooting #Vote2014 #VoteLabour

    9:06 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    ...others didn't.

    @politic_animal As opposed to this great (and safe) looking polling station...

    Jessica Metheringham@PoliticalQuaker

    @politic_animal As opposed to this great (and safe) looking polling station...

    10:57 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    There were also a lot of not-at-all cruel pictures of Ed Miliband eating a sandwich going around.

    Ed Miliband in Monty Python's 'The Meaning of PR'.

    beaubodor@beaubodor

    Ed Miliband in Monty Python's 'The Meaning of PR'.

    11:15 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    h/t to @Sean_Kemp for this one #EdEats

    Not to mention this Drake/Miliband mash-up.

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    In other Labour news, Chuka Umunna showed off his technology prowess.

    .@moseeds and myself with Alexander, the Sackville Estate caretaker #VoteLabour

    Chuka Umunna@ChukaUmunna

    .@moseeds and myself with Alexander, the Sackville Estate caretaker #VoteLabour

    12:48 PM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The person running the official Twitter feed just kind of gave up.

    1. Vote Labour 2. Get your friends to vote Labour 3. Get your family to vote Labour 4. Get strangers to vote Labour

    The Labour Party@UKLabour

    1. Vote Labour

    2. Get your friends to vote Labour

    3. Get your family to vote Labour

    4. Get strangers to vote Labour

    2:41 PM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Meanwhile, UKIP's director of communications wasn't very happy.

    BBC News Channel running a report on Beavers. Nothing whatever on the immigration stats. A remarkable editorial judgment today.

    Patrick O'Flynn@oflynndirector

    BBC News Channel running a report on Beavers. Nothing whatever on the immigration stats. A remarkable editorial judgment today.

    10:28 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    That beaver coverage in full.

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    What about the other parties? Well, there was a GREEN SURGE.

    Late entry from the greens into "worst political strap line of 2014" and it's strong field this year.

    John Coventry@JohnnyCov

    Late entry from the greens into "worst political strap line of 2014" and it's strong field this year.

    10:43 AM - 22 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Meanwhile the Lib Dems were keen to point out some important geographical information.

    But by this point the most exciting thing to happen was a former policing minister saying the word "fuckwit" on BBC2's Daily Politics.

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    Yup, that's definitely the word "fuckwit".

    In the mean time UKIP faced a last minute challenge from Pokemon-based anti-immigration parties.

    And there were reports of voters being crushed by ballot papers that wouldn't stop growing.

    The last time we checked UKIP were doing best. Or they were according to this HILARIOUS joke.

    Alan White / BuzzFeed

    Continues ad infinitum. Well done everyone.

    See you in a year's time for the general election.

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