Nigel Farage and Al Murray’s faces tell the story of Thanet South

Nigel Farage and Al Murray’s faces tell the story of Thanet South

He’d already declared that he would stand down as Ukip leader if he failed to be elected to the House of Commons as MP for Thanet South, and Nigel Farage’s face upon finding out he’d lost seemed to be taking in the reality of those words.

On the other hand, Al Murray, who was standing for his Fukp party, couldn’t have looked more pleased. When the winner was announced as the Conservative’s Craig Mackinlay, this was his face.

Which changed to this.

And then this.

Farage could be joining the growing list of party leaders expected to resign after today’s results.

But Ukip supporters are still very much behind the leader, and are hoping he won’t leave.

As the saying goes, Nigel, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.

Or maybe give up after seven attempts.

There’s one man who doesn’t look like giving up after what was his first attempt, though. Al Murray sent out a rallying cry to his followers.

Still, the final word should come from Farage, who says he’s happy after losing.

Scrap that – Murray’s face deserves to close.

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