local politics for local people

April 29, 2010

The Guardian (dear god, them again) have a really good 11 minutes on the Tory/Lib-Dem coalition in Ipswich.

It’s worth a watch, here.

And don’t forget, if you really can’t stand it any more, Vote Badger!

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is that an erec^H^H^Hlection in your pocket?

March 30, 2010

It’s due to get horribly political in the UK for the next few weeks, what with a General Election on its way (supposedly, although as yet, Gordo hasn’t had the Ed Balls to announce when it’ll be) (d’ya see what I did there?).

In order that you, dear EnglishBritish Reader, are prepared for the onslaught of weasel words and too-good-to-be-true promises which will fall upon your ears in the next six weeks or so, hop over here for a heads-up in knowing where you are on the political scale.

If you want to know more about a particular party, go to their website, or email for a manifesto. Phone up the candidates and get them over for a cuppa so you can ask important questions. They might even like to take you out for a pint at your local, you never know. Remember though, don’t believe the hype, and don’t feed them after midnight (or something like that).

So, come the revolution [Insert date here please – Ed], get out there and vote. Don’t let someone take your democracy from you. Make your mark with confidence on the day. And if you really can’t, just turn up to your local poling station and take a shit in the voting booth*.

It’s probably going to be a very close run thing, and it’s vital that everyone does their part to remind those in Parliament that they are put there to represent us, the British public, and not to fill their bank accounts with “expenses”, or to get a free kitchen for their niece’s new house official second residence.

Best of luck to all candidates, but better luck to all us voters.

*Actually, don’t.