17 jokes to make the general election campaigns a little more bearable

The general election campaign has only just started in earnest, although it’s actually been going on for weeks, and the wheels have already started to come off.

Three Brexit Party candidates stepped down on the first day, with one having declared that she comes from Sirius – a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major, in case you were thinking of visiting her family.

In Camp Lib Dem, several of their pieces of election literature were found to be either misleading or completely incorrect.

Things were no better for the Tories, *takes deep breath*:

Jacob Rees-Mogg caused righteous offence by implying that the victims of the Grenfell fire had no common sense

Andrew Bridgen backed him up

Someone at Tory HQ doctored a clip of Keir Starmer

James Cleverly contradicted himself defending the doctored clip and got empty chaired by Kay Burley

The Welsh Secretary had to stand down over his support for a Tory candidate who was accused of sabotaging a rape case.

And …Nadhim Zahawi suggested Jeremy Corbyn may have rich people shot.

Labour‘s deputy leader, Tom Watson, stood down but they’ve got a way to go to catch up with the Tories in the disaster stakes.

Naturally, the campaigns and campaigners have been the topic of many jokes already, including these: