Posts tagged ‘election’

May 30, 2017

Theresa May: Contrasting Messages

by duncanr

in just over a week, voters in the UK go to the polling booths to elect a new government

supporters of the conservative leader have released a flattering song in hindi – to attract support from desi voters

it’s a catchy little number

in the interest of balance, however, it’s only fair to mention that her opponents have released an equally catchy tune

May 17, 2017

Get Out and Do it

by duncanr

one of the enemies of democracy is apathy

we have an election in a few weeks to elect a new government in the UK

here, Jonathan Pie – in his inimitable style – exhorts folk to exercise their right to vote

November 8, 2016

At Last, Finally

by duncanr

the interminable horror show that is the american Presidential election is at long-last coming to an end – and the nightmare may be about to begin

for though political pundits and the media analysts are predicting a Clinton win – despite the narrowing poll gap between the two candidates – I am not so sure

arseholes are often cute enough to know their views are ‘socially unacceptable’ and mask their real views from pollsters when asked, so Trump’s support may be greater than the polls would have us believe

I hope not, but I fear the USA is about to put this man – – a man with the attention span of a toddler, prone to temper tantrums at the least slight, and the temperament of a spoilt child, in charge of the codes that could launch a nuclear war

I wish I wasn’t an atheist so I could pray for divine intervention to ensure Trump doesn’t triumph but all I can do is cross my fingers!

p.s. thanks to ratty for the pic I’ve used in this post

November 1, 2016

Come on, America. Focus

by duncanr

clinton-vs-trumpSo, to recap. Trump will go on trial in November accused of racketeering, and again in December accused of child rape. He is a sexual predator, hasn’t released his tax returns, and has used his foundation’s money to pay his legal fees. He has abused the family of a war hero and… oh, but let’s talk about some emails Hillary didn’t send from someone else’s computer, that weren’t a crime anyway, because that’s how to choose a president. Come on, America. Focus. (Salman Rushdie)

September 26, 2016

Corbyn – Another One Bites the Dust

by duncanr

May 3, 2016

The Rich Really Have No Idea

by duncanr

zak arsehole goldsmithone of the benefits of being retired is having time on my hands to write ‘proper’ blog posts rather than the quick one or two lines I dash off before rushing to work

i have a post in my draft folder, for instance, I have been working on for the last couple of days about the tory toff who is standing for election as the new Mayor of London and his playing the islamophobic card (he is a jew, his main opponent is a muslim) and accusing his muslim rival’s party of being anti semitic, in a cynical ploy to capture the votes of the sizeable jewish community in London

but, fuck it, the man’s an arsehole – forget my carefully crafted post, judge for yourself . . .

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February 26, 2016

FIFA hatch new plot to control the world

by NobblySan


As the world looks on dumbstruck – and unaware of the danger – Jeff Tracy calls a family meeting, and urges immediate action to prevent global disaster.

Thunderbirds are go!

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July 18, 2015

Labour Leader Maths

by duncanr

those clever chaps over at Huffington Post have revealed the maths behind the search for a new leader for the UK Labour Party

May 11, 2015

My Hero

by duncanr

the owner of a garden centre – unhappy at the outcome of the recent UK General Election – has put up this sign outside his premises

full story here –

May 8, 2015

UK 2015 Election Explained for Non-Brits

by duncanr

the voting is over – now we wait for the results to come in