21 Pictures Of Politicians In Hard Hats Pointing At Things

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All across the country there are a lot of politicians wearing hard hats and pointing at things.

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It started without anyone realising it. But now everywhere you go politicians are donning hi-vis jackets and stretching out their arms.

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The exact source of this phenomenon is unclear, but the action is becoming reflexive for our political class.

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In fact, once a politician starts pointing they find themselves unable to stop.

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Some politicians are better at it than others. Nick Clegg’s hard-hat pointing action requires some work.

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon adopts a more refined stretch of the arm.

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Ed Miliband’s pointing skills also need a bit of work, although he is improving.

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Some politicians, such as Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, prefer to use a trowel to assist them in their hard-hat pointing.

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Politicians are also increasingly refining the technique. Some do a subtle point, with just their fingers.

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Sometimes, as George Osborne shows, it’s easier to let other people do the pointing on your behalf, bestowing a certain regal calm on the situation.

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You can point to the right.

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Or point to the left.

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Or point your hands in the air like you just don’t care.

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But no matter your style, just keeping pointing.

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And pointing.

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Occassionally politicians take off their hard hats, square off, and start pointing at each other.

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Others attempt to hide the hard hats altogether. George Osborne hopes you don’t mention his baseball cap.

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Occasionally David Cameron wears a hard hat and points to distract those around him from their impending death at the hands of a fast-approaching container ship.

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Or likes to pretend he’s working part time as a traffic policeman at a busy junction.

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But no matter where he is or what he’s pointing at, Cameron is always ready to don a hard hat and do his political duty.

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Because he’s definitely the UK political champion at standing on building sites wearing a hard hat and pointing at things.

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