Dick Braine’s quit as UKIP leader and the jokes wrote themselves
Richard Braine – or Dick Braine as he prefers to be known* – has resigned as leader of UKIP after just 3 months in the job.
It says something about the state of the party, post-Farage, that he was UKIP’s seventh leader since the Brexit vote.
It prompted no shortage of jokes on Twitter, of which these are our favourites.
Dick Braine has stood down as UKIP leader.
Cocky McCockface and Wayne Kerr are in the running to be next month's leader
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) October 30, 2019
Dick Braine has resigned as UKIP leader.
The shortlist of potential candidates to take over are Ivor Knob, Mike Litoris, Willie Stroker and Hugh Janus.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) October 30, 2019
Imagine being in a party so shit that a man named Dick Braine thinks he can do better https://t.co/4RSyNdYl4o
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 30, 2019
I can't believe Dick Braine is resigning, where will they get another guy with a name this appropriate https://t.co/fJiV5cO99b
— Akumajō Grover (@Hestmord) October 30, 2019
— SID64 (@ZXretroXX) October 30, 2019
*We don’t actually know he prefers to be called Dick. Actually, we’re pretty sure he doesn’t
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