When it comes to elections I let our son decide my vote. It’s not really my world anymore. It’s his generations world. He decides.
So we have Local and European elections coming up. For ages we don’t hear from the politicians then suddenly our letterbox fills with promotional leaflets. I have kept them to one side for our son to look at.
I hand him what is left of one leaflet – not much at all really. Very badly chewed. But we think it’s an independent candidate.
“Clearly the dog doesn’t like that candidate. So he’s not getting our vote”
Next is an independent candidate still in one piece. I went through what he stood for.
“Apart from he was born in Yorkshire that makes no sense what’s so ever. No idea what that meant so no vote here”
Next up was a very Right Wing Candidate.
“He looks an awful person”
We went through his leaflet.
“He is an awful person, no vote”
We’ve not had anything from the Labour Party Candidates.
“Well if they can’t be bothered to tell us what they are going to do THEN we can’t be bothered to vote for them. Shame because I would like to vote for them. That teams Leader (Corbyn) sometimes says the best things but sometimes is a bit stupid”
Then we had the Liberal Democrat Candidate.
“She looks a really nice person. She’s a mum and she wants to improve the environment and help the schools. She is honest saying we need to pay more taxes to pay for it. She has one of our votes”
Then it’s the two Conservative Candidates.
“These photos clearly make them look like they are going hunting for Pheasants. They keep saying that they are going to improve services and yet they say they are going to slash taxes. Do they think we are stupid. No votes”
That’s a good job because I ain’t voting for a party containing the odious May, Gove, Johnson, Hunt, Raab, Rees-Moog.….
Then we have a candidate who is just in favour of Brexit.
“All she talks about is that she wants to leave Europe as soon as possible but doesn’t say anything about what happens after that. No vote”
“Are the Greens competing”
Don’t know, not seen anything from them.
“Shame we can’t get Greta to be our leader”
She would certainly get my vote.
“Maybe the Greens and the Reds (Labour) should merge to form the Browns. That sounds like a great party”.
So we have only one candidate selected. These elections we get more than one vote.
“Right we need to setup our own party. With a bit of touching up you can be the face of the party (said with a very big giggle)”
“What shall we stand for. These days people will vote for anything silly”
How about being a single issue party. Let’s keep it really simple. Let’s pinch something from Spongebob. How about our issue being – free Krabby patties for all.
“That’s a winner. When you are elected you can work with that nice Liberal candidate and you can start changing the world”
So tomorrow we start saving the planet, today I need to find a heap of makeup and start the touching up process……