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16 April 2015

Look at Ed Miliband’s face while listening to Nigel Farage in the TV election debate

Talk to the hand.

By Media Mole

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s decision to participate in the so-called “challengers’ debate” never made much sense to this mole. Why would he voluntarily take part in an event where you’re the only possible prime minister on the stage, setting yourself up for attacks from minor, insurgent parties on every side?

But the reason for this is now abundantly clear. Ed obviously had a variety of sassy reaction faces he felt he needed to get on TV, and what better forum than a slightly unhinged debate where Nigel Farage was going to bellow about immigration every thirty seconds?

I mean, look at him:

Every time Nigel speaks, he’s like:

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And to end, the death stare:

Take that, Farage.

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