The People's Manifesto
February 9, 2010 1:48 AM Subscribe
Comedian and activist, Mark Thomas
, has been touring the UK over the past year, compiling a set of policies that his audiences want to see implemented in Britain. As part of the publicity for the resulting book, The People's Manifesto
, his publishers are offering to pay one lucky applicant's £500 deposit and campaign expenses to stand for public office at the upcoming general election, on the condition that they will base their campaign on the policies gathered in the book
There are plenty of worthy, serious policies:
Make political manifestos legally binding.
There should be a maximum wage.
The 1967 Abortion Act should be introduced into Northern Ireland.
But a more splendid time is to be had perusing some of the sillier ones:
To save money and the environment, instead of the Olympics being held in one country, people could run around in circles in their own country at the same time.
We should disguise leopards as foxes to fuck up the gentry.
Goats are to be released on to the floor of the House of Commons (no more than four); MPs are forbidden from referring to them ever.