If you're in need of a spot of light relief from the unrelenting news cycle, then look no further, because Gavin Esler of Change UK has revealed that he's named his pet dog 'Farage', after Nigel Farage of the Brexit Party.
Yes, you read that correctly. Oh, the comedy genius.
Former BBC correspondent Gavin Esler announced that he'd be standing for Change UK: The Independent Group, the 'anti-Brexit party', in the European elections earlier in April.
Speaking at the party's first rally today in London, Esler revealed that he'd renamed his pet dog after Nigel Farage because:
It won’t go out in the rain, it won’t clean up its mess behind him.
Sebastian Payne, the Financial Times' Whitehall Correspondent, shared the news with his followers on Twitter, where the jokes soon began to write themselves.
.@gavinesler says he’s named his dog “Farage” because “it won’t go out in the rain, it won’t clean up its mess behind him”