5 Pictures Of Mitt Romney Looking Sad

The Republican candidate was gracious at the end, but couldn't help looking a bit sad at his defeat.


Mitt takes to the stage at his concession rally in Boston, Massachussetts, with his eyes downcast.


Let's have a close-up, just to be sure. Observe the sadness in his eyes, while he tries to plaster on a philosophical grin.


Mitt is comforted by his wife. Paul Ryan is pulling a very sad face here indeed.


It's a fact that black and white photos are extra sad.


The saddest face of all, during Mitt's concession speech to his supporters. Watch it in full here:

And as a special bonus, let's have a picture of Barack and Michelle looking happy:
Mitt Romney acknowledges the cheers of his supporters at his rally in Boston. Photograph: Getty Images

Caroline Crampton is assistant editor of the New Statesman.

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Tony Blair suggests second EU referendum: "Remain voters are not an elite"

The former Labour PM said the facts of Brexit may change minds. 

Tony Blair has floated the idea of a second EU referendum after the terms of the Brexit deal has become clear.

The former Labour Prime Minister told the BBC "you can't just dimiss the 16m people" who voted Remain.

He said: "If it becomes clear that this is either a deal that doesn't make it worth our while leaving, or alternatively a deal that's going to be so serious in its implications people may decide they don't want to go, there's got to be some way, either through Parliament, or an election, or possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view."

Asked whether he was telling the 17m voters who wanted to leave the EU that they were wrong, he said: "You can't just dismiss the 16m people either and say their views are of no account. 

"And by the way, that 16m don't represent an elite, they represent people who genuinely believe that in the 21st century for Britain to leave the biggest political union and the biggest commercial market right on our doorstep is a serious mistake."

There is no way the Brexit decision can be reversed "unless it becomes clear that once people see the facts they change their mind," he said.

Julia Rampen is the editor of The Staggers, The New Statesman's online rolling politics blog. She was previously deputy editor at Mirror Money Online and has worked as a financial journalist for several trade magazines.