Thursday, 27 April 2017

Chuckles Guide to the UK Election #1


Welcome to my UK General Election 2017 posts where I'll be taking a lighthearted look at the funny, entertaining and embarrassing side of the campaigning so far. I won't be lecturing or spouting political views of my own or telling people how to vote, just having some fun with politics and poking a bit of fun at all the parties involved! 
The funniest part of the week for me was Jeremy Corbyn showing a more fun side to himself by reading some children a story about a bear hunt. I laughed at the photos of Corbyn telling the children 'It's a BEAR!' Sky News wondered if the scariest thing here was actually a massive Tory majority after the election...


Willie Rennie, the Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, follows on from his 'pigs at the trough' photo shoot success in the last election and decides to go and wrestle a sheep. As you do. Kissing babies is obviously for wimps! 



There is no funnier politician on the campaign trail than Boris Johnson. Remember his zip line antics, his 'wiff waff/ping pongs coming home' speech, his determination not to let children stop him in rugby games? Boris was unleashed today by the Tories to bash Jeremy Corbyn. He described the Labour leader as a 'mutton headed old mugwump' and indicated that his policies on defence and terrorism made him dangerous and not the 'benign Islingtonian herbivore' that people see him as. Boris is entertaining in a buffoon kind of way so here are his greatest hits.


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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has had a tough few days. Unwilling to answer questions on the terribly tough question of 'are you planning to stand in the General Election?', Nuttall was said to have locked himself in a room to escape. Then he described himself as being like Gandhi and saying he is ten years ahead of his time, politically speaking. Um, yes. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4448740/Ukip-leader-Paul-Nuttall-compares-Gandhi.html 

You might have the bald head and glasses but I still look at you and see Ade Edmondson's Eddie Hitler character from the hit UK comedy series 'Bottom'...













Nicola Sturgeon has had a less fun week with polls indicating a possible loss of seats to the Scottish Tories. Some SNP MPs are trying to save their seats by distancing themselves from being in the EU as fishermen in their areas voted for Brexit-which goes against official SNP policy of leaving the UK to rejoin the EU. There is also the spectre of former leader Alex Salmond to worry about. Sturgeon is worried about Scottish voters being sick of hearing her talk about independence and tried to not make that her main thing in the campaign...but Salmond today was linking the SNP performance in this election to the right to demand another referendum. Keep an eye on these two in the coming weeks! 


Then there is being called a Ginger Dwarf from the North by toxic Brexit fan Katie Hopkins. 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3867744/KATIE-HOPKINS-Scotland-said-No-independence-Britain-said-Yes-bit-not-understand-Nicola.html 

Still, Nicola did find the time to kiss a baby...!



8 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lighthearted look at politics. Sometimes the best thing to do is laugh.

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    1. I like a good giggle at the campaign photos and dumb stuff. If you didn't laugh, you'd cry I think!

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  2. Wrestling a sheep! Gotta love politics... :) And I love that word "mugwump"!

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    1. Boris can be really funny. The zip line stunt cracks me up every time I see it. Can't quite imagine any other MP or Trump doing that!

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  3. Does the Monster Raving Looney Party still exist?

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    1. Oh yes, you see them at the counts on election night usually in seats that big name MPs are running. I love their outfits!

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  4. The nice thing about your politics, unlike ours in the USA, is that you only have to endure them for six weeks or so! And I hope you'll be over your election before I make it over there in late June.

    http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/2017/04/y-is-for-yellow-dwarf.html

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    1. That's very true! I'd go crazy with the length of your campaigns and all those attack ads on TV. I much prefer our system though I love watching both election nights!

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