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Leaflets [May. 19th, 2009|10:40 am]
Tony Grist

The European elections are almost upon us. Today's post brought a bunch of party leaflets.

Let's see.

The Green party goes with a picture of kids on a beach holding up a poster that says "Vote for Us". Do you suppose the kids volunteered or are they simply doing what daddy said? Involving kids in a political campaign is low- no matter how good the cause.

The UKIP leaflet is purple and yellow. Ouch!  And features Churchill flashing a V sign. Would Churchill- that power-hungry Machiavellian, who was half American and loved the international stage- ever have aligned himself with a Little Englander party? Of course not. And to suggest otherwise comes close to fraud.

The BNP flyer is bright yellow and looks like it fell out of The Sun. It features a Spitfire and a guy with a stethoscope round his neck who looks a bit like Dr Goebbels. Yuk!

The Labour party leaflet tells me that "it's Gordon Brown's leadership that will get us through these tough times". Oh, please!

Nothing yet from the Tories or the Lib Dems.   

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-19 11:31 am (UTC)
That is absolutely priceless!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-05-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
So far we have the UKIP and LibDem flyers. The Libdem one is an instant turnoff because it spends all of it's real estate bitching about how bad the other parties are, or why we can't trust them. I say if you have nothing decent to write about your own party then bugger off, I can make up my own mind about the others thank you :P.
Tom F
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-19 03:06 pm (UTC)
That's the problem with the Lib Dems. They've always sold themselves as the alternative to the other, "nasty" parties instead of forging a strong identity for themselves.
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2009-05-19 12:40 pm (UTC)
No Monster Raving Loony Party?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-19 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure they're still going. The heart went out of them after their front man, Screaming Lord Such, committed suicide.
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[User Picture]From: happydog
2009-05-19 02:53 pm (UTC)
That's a shame, there should always be room for the loonies. I feel like the United States needs a Monster Raving Loony Party (other than the Republicans).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-19 03:10 pm (UTC)
Such was an ornament to British public life. In the present climate- with politicians of all parties in disgrace over excessive and fraudulent expenses claims- he might even have won a few seats.
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[User Picture]From: qatsi
2009-05-19 07:16 pm (UTC)
Our Lib Dem leaflet was plastered with so many Union Flags (presumably in an attempt to appear Euro-sceptic) that I mistook it for the BNP.

Edited at 2009-05-19 07:17 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-20 08:31 am (UTC)
"Patriotism"- as Dr Johnson said- "is the last refuge of a scoundrel".
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