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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

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

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...

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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

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

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.

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

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Continues ad infinitum. Well done everyone.

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

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