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It may seem like a distant memory but yesterday at 9.55 pm the future of the country looked like this:
Ed Miliband was still smiling... well kind of:
And David Cameron still refused to roll down his sleeves.
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Then the polls closed and everything changed. The voice of David Dimbleby in his BBC electoral swansong brought this exit poll:
Which meant people reacted a bit like this:
And some a little like this:
One Lib Dem grandee even went so far as to stake his headwear on the result:
Which rather predictably produced this Twitter account:
As the night progressed, the truth behind Dimbleby’s words became apparent and our electoral map took on a whole new complexion:
However the BBC's coverage wasn't completely covered in glory:
With everything up in the air - thankfully there was someone to tell us who the real losers were:
And, as 4am came and went, Miliband tried to remain dignified:
The end was nigh as Labour’s Portillo moment was treated with due respect:
And eventually thoughts turned back to how the shock results occurred:
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