Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Crazy Manifestos

I know this might be hard to believe, but politics really isn't all doom and gloom. There's a lot of fun to be had in politics, and it can even be funny. The only issue is that the funny parties aren't normally that serious and probably won't make it in to power.

In the UK, there are three political parties that are commonly referred to as 'joke parties'. They are parties that don't ever expect to form a government, but create manifestos anyway, whether it genuinely is for a joke, or whether they are looking for ways to 'stick it to the man'. There are many people out there who believe that joke parties actually represent the views of the people who feel like none of the parties represent them, but that's something I'll save for another time. This is a simple, light-hearted blog.

These three parties are the Monster Raving Looney Party, the Fancy Dress Party and The Militant Church of Elvis Party, and here are some of their funniest (and in some cases, craziest) policy proposals:

1)      Make Unicorns a protected species (Monster Raving Looney Party)
2)     Save public lavatories from extinction (The Militant Church of Elvis Party)
3)     Building new schools using revolutionary inflatable classrooms, making it
easier for delinquent pupils to let the entire school down (Fancy Dress Party)
4)     Reduce the national debt by selling the castles back to the French (Monster Raving Looney Party)
5)     Use a smaller font size to automatically reduce unemployment statistics (Fancy Dress Party)
6)     Tax Payers to receive Nectar points from HMRC (Monster Raving Looney Party)
7)     Provide intelligent students with a dimmer switch, so they can stop being so bright (Monster Raving Looney Party)
8)    Abolish student top-up fees because students should be entitled to full pints the same as everyone else (Fancy Dress Party)
9)     Besides leap years, there needs to be hop, skip years (Monster Raving Looney Party)

Forget all the major parties with their practical manifestos, these ones are definitely a lot better, and no one can deny that it would be funny to see some of these become law.

I know who I'm voting for...


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