or how about...
the "I've got a bet on that no-one will vote for me" party ? Then stick a bet on that you get enough votes to retain your deposit.
So you’d like to stand for parliament? There's still time and if you have a spare £500 to burn you may yet be up before the electorate on 6 May. Provided that is you're not a convicted criminal. The absolute deadline for getting your nominations in to your local Returning Officer is 4pm on Tuesday 20 April. You need to be be …
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"Provided that is you're not a convicted criminal."
In which case Gordon will put you in the House of Lords. I knew there was a reason they reduced hereditary peers, and it wasn't for the benefit of democracy.
What's that? Peter Mandelson isn't a convicted criminal? Well, you learn something new every day...
And in line with usual British apathy, I've decided I just can't be nithered with it. Besides, anyone who wants to run for political office in my eyes is entirely the wrong person for the job.
Introduce MPs called up on a similar basis towards jury duty and then things would very well change.
What a bunch of C***s - banned by statutory instrument so not even debated.
(3) At the end of Part IV of the Schedule to that Order, insert a new Part V -
None of the above.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Constitutional Affairs
26th January 2005
However "None of these above" is not banned yet ;-)
Someone get in quick before they ban voting altogether (to protect us from terrorist threat of course)
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