Monday, 23 June 2008

Vote Big Mac!

Hello. Yes, I know. I've been busy. Sorry. I won't bore you with all the usual "normal service will be resumed" guff, 'cos we all know it probably won't be.

Anyway. This week (on Thurs 26th) is the Henley by-election. Now, it's said that you know you're getting old when the policemen start looking younger. In my case it's more that you know you're getting old when one of your best mates from school is standing for election as an MP. That's a real election. To Parliament. Not just class milk monitor.

So, I've known Richard McKenzie (beware - scary picture) for more years than I care to mention. So if he somehow manages to win on Thursday I hope to get a cushy House of Commons "research" job with a big expense account. 'Cos I know where the bodies are buried! Metaphorically, of course. There aren't really any bodies.

Actually, there aren't any big secrets, skeletons in closets or embarassing revelations to be made either. Which is rare for a politician. How is Richard so squeaky-clean? Why isn't he cruel? He's too nice to be a politician. No wonder he doesn't stand a chance!

Yes, Henley is probably the most Tory of all Tory seats. He's just not going to win. And with the government's popularity at a new low, let's hope he manages to beat the Monster Raving Loony Party (and the BNP scum). But regardless of all that, I have to say "good luck" to my old mucker. I'm sure he will do his family, friends and local party proud. He would certainly be a better MP than most of the current cabinet...


Anonymous said...

I hope you're not implying that the Official Monster Raving Loonies are scum! They may be mad but they are generally very polite and civilised. Bananaman Owen is an elder statesman of UK politics, albeit a rather surreal one.

However if any of the big 3 are beaten by the OMRLP it is admittedly very embarassing for them. However hasn't that one of the roles of the OMRLP since Screaming Lord Such got 18-year-old the vote without even having been elected one ...

PT said...

Heaven forfend! No, the Monsters are at the heart of British politics and there should always be room for them and their policies, both sensible and silly, in this country.

It was solely the BNP which I was tagging with the epithet "scum". I have amended the post with parentheses to make this clearer.

Thanks for dropping by Mr Anonymous.

chux said...

I too have a good friend from my school days who is involved with politics.

Like I need a reminder to tell me that I haven't grown up yet! How inconsiderate of these friends of ours, trying to encourage us to have a conscience within our communities! How dare they !! :)

Mind you if my mate gets in i'd be lucky to be given a job as the party mascot!