Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Vote for me and get a free.....Rotten Borough

In 1696 An Act for Preventing Charge and Expense in Elections of Members to Serve in Parliament stated that candidates for election who gave or promised any present or reward to any person having a vote, for the purpose of influencing their vote, shall be declared not elected. Where this kind of thing takes place used to be called a Rotten Borough.

Perhaps in view of the shenanigans now going on in Wales, the authorities should be taking a close look at some of the election promises that are being made by Labour, Plaid Islam and Tories in the run up to the Welsh Assembly elections in Wales.

First off are Labour with their offer of extending free breakfasts for all children in primary schools.

Now whilst everyone would agree that breakfast is a very important meal, most people would agree that the first meal of the day is down to the child's parent. I am sure the staff do not object to the extra work but I object to the extra taxes to pay for them.

You might also be interested in some of the children's comments on a trial "Breakfast Club" currently being run at their school.

“I like coming to school now”

“I like breakfast club because the teachers are nice, the food is nice and the games are fun”

All well and good but a proper education might also be useful. Moving on.

This from Nick Bourne, Welsh assembly Conservative Leader. This party that would return the British People to the dark ages of serfdom wants to give every voter £20 of low energy light bulbs if they win power in May's poll.

Leaving aside the many arguments have been made on environmental grounds about why this would be a bad idea, a bribe is still a bribe no matter if it was well intentioned.

Finally we reach the party that thinks that white faces are hideous. Thats right. Plaid Islam - The Party of Traitors. These guys are even more generous with the ever struggling tax payers money. They want to give a free laptop to every 11 year old in Wales.

Can you imagine the friction in households all over Wales. It will be worse then Christmas with all the little darlings screaming "Vote Plaid - I want a new laptop".

I wonder what happens if the computer gets lost or needs repairing. Are we going to have an increase in mugging attacks against 11 year olds, struck down for their new game players?

Well the British National Party offers only these words spoken by Sir Winston Churchill on becoming Prime Minister in 1940. We are in the middle of a civil war that may soon go global. Read his words....

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering.

I think as an honest man, I would have to vote for the B.N.P. Selling my country for a light bulb just doesn't seem right.

1 comment:

Felicity said...

As usual GA you've hiyt the nail on the head.

If planning to have childen, please arrange to feed them.

Laptops are nice to have, save up for one.

Remember there is no such thing as a free lunch (or breakfast).
If you allow the State to treat you like a bad parent/household manager by taking away some of the duties YOU should be doing you really cant complain when presented with the bill of Urdhu lessons for your kids
and Friday prayers down the mosque to be indoctrinated to hate their parents and country.