How British politicians reacted to the American election at 5am

Some MPs had stayed up all night to watch the election

Jon Stone
Political Correspondent
Wednesday 09 November 2016 08:11
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Britain's politicians watched on in horror on Tuesday night as Donald Trump edged closer and closer towards the US presidency.

Many of the UK's MPs stayed up overnight or rose early to catch the final result of the election, which saw the far-right millionaire propelled towards being the most powerful man in the world.

Here's how many of them reacted to the news that Mr Trump was the likely winner through bleary eyes at around 5am UK time.

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Some MPs worried about the future of NATO.

Others considered the implications for Britain's post-Brexit trade deals.

For some, the implications were too frightening to consider.

It was a time to consider the unthinkable.

They mulled over the implications of the new President's policies.

One MP saw a warning to politicians in the result.

Some MPs urged caution and a time for reflection on the result.

Futility was the order of the day.

For some, the choice was more stark.

A certain MP had already had enough for this year, thank you.

Others sensed and element of bathetic fallacy.

One former Deputy Prime Minister tried his hand at humour.

One MP above all others perhaps summarised the feelings of the nation.

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