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The 27 Weirdest Moments In British Politics In 2014

A look back at the many, many times politicians have been ridiculous this year.

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1. When Alex Salmond started replying to his own parody Twitter account.

A Twitter first? A politician (@AlexSalmond) replies to his parody account (@AngrySalmond). #indyref

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

A Twitter first? A politician (@AlexSalmond) replies to his parody account (@AngrySalmond). #indyref

6:21 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. And when he mentioned #SexySocialDemocracy in his final conference speech as SNP leader.

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Guido Fawkes@GuidoFawkesFollow

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3:26 PM - 19 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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6. It went so well they decided to do it all over again on the side of the motorway.

Good to join @SJacksonMP & Shailesh Vara to discuss work on A1/A47 junction as part of £15bn Road Investment Strategy

Nicky Morgan MP@NickyMorgan01Follow

Good to join @SJacksonMP & Shailesh Vara to discuss work on A1/A47 junction as part of £15bn Road Investment Strategy

11:20 AM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. When Alex Salmond went off script and spoke without the lectern, totally confusing Alistair Darling.

"In an independent Scotland there will be no need for lecterns." #indyref

Jim Waterson@jimwatersonFollow

"In an independent Scotland there will be no need for lecterns." #indyref

8:40 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. That time there was a protest against changes to porn laws and a woman sat on a man's face outside parliament.

Yes, face-sitting is happening outside parliament. #pornprotest

Jim Waterson@jimwatersonFollow

Yes, face-sitting is happening outside parliament. #pornprotest

12:11 PM - 12 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. When 77 people got Yes tattoos before the Scottish independence referendum.

And in Kirkcaldy... 77 people got “Yes Scotland” tattoos in the name of independence #indyref http://t.co/1vknGjh4GP

Siraj Datoo@datsFollow

And in Kirkcaldy... 77 people got “Yes Scotland” tattoos in the name of independence #indyref http://t.co/1vknGjh4GP

1:13 PM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. When we discovered this really very special UKIP closet.

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“There are no racists inside or outside this closet.”

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11. And this UKIP orb of anti-federalist future.

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12. When Russell Brand went on Newsnight and got really offended by a graph.

.@psmith and don't show him a bloody graph

Siraj Datoo@datsFollow

.@psmith and don't show him a bloody graph

10:43 AM - 24 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. When David Cameron posted this picture trying to look like a statesman and the internet had other ideas.

I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions.

David Cameron@David_CameronFollow

I've been speaking to @BarackObama about the situation in Ukraine. We are united in condemnation of Russia's actions.

8:18 PM - 05 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.

Patrick Stewart@SirPatStewFollow

.@robdelaney @David_Cameron @BarackObama I'm now patched in as well. Sorry for the delay.

10:30 PM - 05 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. When UKIP held a diversity carnival run by now-suspended candidate Winston McKenzie and it was a total disaster.

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15. When we discovered just how creative people are with their insults.

58 seconds into the first George Osborne tweet of the new year and it's business as usual.

Jim Waterson@jimwatersonFollow

58 seconds into the first George Osborne tweet of the new year and it's business as usual.

4:54 PM - 02 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. When David Cameron attempted a Yorkshire accent at the Conservative party conference.

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18. When this picture of Danny Alexander going for a walk appeared.

danny alexander, please release a contemporary easy listening album and make this the cover. please.

Hannah Thompson@H_L_ThompsonFollow

danny alexander, please release a contemporary easy listening album and make this the cover. please.

4:05 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And it turned into a meme.

Cool guys don't look at explosions #DannysWalks

Duncan Stott@DuncanStottFollow

Cool guys don't look at explosions #DannysWalks

5:26 PM - 16 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Get out of the way Danny. #DannysWalks

.@GeneralBoles #dannyswalks #dannywalks

20. When some people in Sussex thought it would be a good idea to "detonate" an effigy of Alex Salmond.

Newspapers are wrong: Alex Salmond effigy was lit with fireworks then detonated in Lewes. I saw it and took pics:

Michael Story@MWStoryFollow

Newspapers are wrong: Alex Salmond effigy was lit with fireworks then detonated in Lewes. I saw it and took pics:

8:49 AM - 06 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. When people started sending UKIP leaflets back to where they came from. Or using the Freepost address to get rid of their rubbish.

The UKIP freepost thing works. Just sent them a box of goodies. Should cost them about a fiver.

Dave Smith@ffflowFollow

The UKIP freepost thing works. Just sent them a box of goodies. Should cost them about a fiver.

6:55 PM - 25 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And inadvertently launched a meme.

This is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques

Steven Moore@MrStevenMooreFollow

This is not a Mosque, but those gentlemen look decidedly 'Foreign' don't they?#ThingsThatAreNotMosques

10:50 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. When this tweet confused everyone.

Just to clarify: We don't construct sentences because we can, we construct sentences, because we can.

Liberal Democrats@LibDemsFollow

Just to clarify: We don't construct sentences because we can, we construct sentences, because we can.

1:28 PM - 09 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. When Boris Johnson spoke to a brick at the Conservative party conference.

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26. When someone was running to the gym and accidentally stumbled into the prime minister.

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27. And finally, when Tony Blair published his Christmas card and it was awful.

It may have been pointed out already, but the Tony Blair Christmas card reminds me of this.

Kitty Catastrophe@redlemonaderFollow

It may have been pointed out already, but the Tony Blair Christmas card reminds me of this.

5:11 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Siraj Datoo at siraj.datoo@buzzfeed.com.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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