Thursday, 14 May 2015

Dear Dave (Cameron) just a little suggestion...

 British General Election 2020!

Last Thursday 
 the storm clouds gathered over the not-so-United Kingdom 
for the General Election.

It is fair to say that things have moved on a bit, 
ok a lot,
 since I did my A-level in Government and Politics.

Ummm I suppose it was rather a long time ago...
 Indeed the last time I voted in this country,  
the name Margaret Thatcher 
was on the ballot paper!


'Who's UKIP and Nicola?'
'What happened to the LiB Dems?'
Ed who?
'Scotland is interesting!'


But as quickly as I tried to get up to speed 
with what was going on politically,
and trust me, 
those who'd not lived abroad for twenty plus years struggled too...

The next day it all changed!


It was like a political Ring a ring o' roses British nursery rhyme
That we used to sing in the school play ground.

Ring a ring o' roses
A pocket full of posies
A tishoo, a tishoo
We all fall down!

A pocket full of Conservatives won 
under the leadership of a somewhat surprised David Cameron 
who had been running the Country with Nick Clegg 
and a coalition of Liberal Democrats...

When this happened 
all the other party leaders, including Nick Clegg, Deputy PM
fell down and resigned.


Well not quite, 
not Nic (Sturgeon) 
She's the very impressive leader of the Scottish National Party 
who despite masses of media attention, 
couldn't resign, as she wasn't up for election... 
Are you following all this?

Let me not get into Scotland 
otherwise I will show my true colours - Haha
Except to say that at one point #DogsatPollingstations trends on Twitter
Of course I couldn't resist joining in with my own Crazy Poodle photo,
although I did restrain myself from adding #bettertogether!
sob, sob I miss my dog!

Now talking of hot dogs I've had an idea!



It was fun comparing election day with those in Australia.
I cannot leave the British Election without a teeny, weeny 
suggestion to the new PM...

Dear Dave
If I was running the country 
I would take the following steps for political reform...

No, no, I am not talking proportional representation, 
although there's a thought...

My idea is very simple
no need to consider compulsory voting like Down Under, but follow our lead
 and introduce the following fundraising initiatives.
You definitely vote with your wallet in Oz!

1. Cake stall
2. Plant sale
3. Sausages...



Don't even think about another General Election 
without a sausage sizzle being the norm. 
Produce a map of where to vote with the best bangers (we call them snags!) 
and 
'wham, bam thank you Ma'am'
Up goes your turnout from your 66.1% in May 2015 to way over 75%...


Think about it this way Dave,
 you need sustainable economic growth.
Why not start on election day by offering way for the electorate to give back?
Let's bolster the coffers of the local community through cakes, plants and hot dogs!



I really feel you are missing a trick, 
I mean let's just use chapels and churches as an example,
Most of these used as Polling Stations would have had their busiest day for, well...
since the last election
All these people nipping out in their lunch break or before work.
It's a winner, Dave!

I await 2020 with great excitement
I'll bring the ketchup!


Linking with the following:

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