UKIP’s new leader is called Richard Braine and the jokes just wrote themselves
You could be forgiven for not realising that an all-but-dead party with no MPs, no MEPs and very few councillors was holding a leadership election, so when UKIP announced its new head, it took most of us by surprise. The first surprise was that they were bothering to go through the motions, and the second surprise was the name of the winning candidate.
Congratulations to Richard Braine, new leader of UKIP! https://t.co/f7Xo6aoCCM
— UKIP (@UKIP) August 10, 2019
The new leader of UKIP is called Mr Dick Braine – really
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) August 10, 2019
Really? They don’t have enough for people to take the piss out of? Anyway, that’s what people did, and these were our eleven favourites.
I’ve fixed that for you. You’re welcome. pic.twitter.com/Qzxyy4Nt69
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) August 10, 2019
The absolute best shot you have of ever going over 1% of the vote again is that people find it funny that your leader is called Mr Dick Brain, this is the most politically adept move you’ve done in years bravo.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 10, 2019
Dick Braine is the new leader of UKIP.
Satire is so dead its name has been lost to time.
2019 is a comic strip in VIZ. https://t.co/eMyoejMa7O
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) August 10, 2019
I see Dick Braine from UKIP is trending. I'm surprised his mate Ray Cist was nowhere to be found.
— Johnny 🇵🇸 🌹 (@tiredofbrexit) August 10, 2019
Dear UKIP, I’m sorry the SJWs think it’s EVER SO amusing that your new leader is called Dick Braine (oh ha ha very funny) but ignore them. It’s just another sign of how immature our politics has become. Yours, the Rt Hon Mrs Dildo Cuntte-Felcher, BA (Hons). https://t.co/NZEkybH43g
— Dan Rebellato (@DanRebellato) August 10, 2019
in other news: UKIP's new leader is Dick Braine – what a bellend. pic.twitter.com/Z9FNWJpOKw
— anton newcombe (@antonnewcombe) August 10, 2019
— Diana “Go get it out of the ocean” G (@trojanchick99) August 10, 2019
This is me in New Jersey with my “friends ” trying to explain British politics to them … and finishing off with the new leader of UKIP is called…Dick Braine …🤣🤣🤣🤡🇬🇧🇺🇸👍🏻👇 pic.twitter.com/Bt4oB961VW
— Mike McNulty #FBPE 🇪🇺🏴🔥🥃 (@bankaudits1) August 10, 2019
A Dick Braine in charge of UKIP? Makes sense. pic.twitter.com/zPsZMVJuNX
— Pablo's Vault of Horror (@PabloBonzo) August 10, 2019
I see that UKIP, in their perpetual leadership contest that is rivalled only by the DFS sale in its longevity, have now elected a triumph of nominative determinism, a Mr Dick Braine.
— Liz McInnes (@LizMcInnes_MP) August 10, 2019
Many congratulations to Dick Brain, who has been appointed as Arbeitsleiter of the Brexit Party PLC Street Gammonry division. https://t.co/mUt38kBVBq
— Brexit Parity PoLiCy Central (@BrexitParity) August 10, 2019
BBC journalist, Pádraig Belton, told us the cautionary tale behind the announcement.
Give your child a name like Dick Braine and they'll grow up to be head of UKIP. https://t.co/zZStO6fc3B
— Pádraig Belton (@PadraigBelton) August 10, 2019
Richard Braine image courtesy of BBC