Sometimes, when people feel like their voice is not being heard, their vote is not counting for anything, they cannot make the world a better place – they turn to the egg.
When all other political discourse has been exhausted, many people seek solace in hurling an egg at the people in power.
It’s not big, it’s not clever and we are not promoting the practice of egging, but it can be very funny.
Plenty of politicians have been left with egg on their face metaphorically over the years, but here are some that have been physically egged whilst out on the campaign trail.
Big John took the projectile from close range but he did not take it lying down, responding with a stiff jab to the protester’s jaw.
The classic 2001 egging is arguably the high water mark of the practice, thanks to the splatter on the Deputy Prime Minister’s suit and his wonderfully violent reaction.
The former Education Secretary has taken a couple of eggings in her time after getting on the wrong side of Fathers 4 Justice.
The former Labour leader deserves credit for taking an egging with a smile on his face.
A man who has been egged in the past, he may be initially surprised, but quickly pretends he is totally cool with it.
To the surprise of no one, the former UKIP leader has been pelted with eggs a few times over his political career.
This protester employs the splat-on-the-back-of-the-head technique, which is rarely seen – clearly an experienced egger.
A retro egging here of the former Environment Secretary who also got a tomato to the head in the process.
Eggings are not limited to the UK, here’s German President Christian Wulff getting egged in Frankfurt.
The Prime Minister actually got a cut on his face from this egging back in 1992, although he handled it like a pro.
Who will be the next victim of the dastardly practice?
Probably this guy.