02/10/2014 05:03 BST | Updated 02/10/2014 05:59 BST

Nick Griffin Expelled From BNP, Twitter Floods With Sympathy. Or Not.

Apparently he had been causing "disunity by deliberately fabricating a state of crisis" in the party. Sounds tense.

Obviously the news was met with huge sadness and disbelief.

Although sarcasm detecters wet into overdrive.

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Some suggested divine intervention.

Explanations abounded.

Nick had harsh words for the mainstream press.

Maybe it was his upbringing...

The reaction could be heard across the country.

Obviously Griffin's professional capabilities were called into question.

But some people did see fit to offer advice on a next career move.

Of course he could always go into showbiz.

Kate sought to put our minds at rest.

While Jon wrote a lovely poem.

And this cartoon is worth a special mention.