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2005-03-07

British elections explained 

It is widely expected that elections will be held this spring in the distant Workers Party kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, referred to as 'UK' in the local language. The country's longtime ruler, PM Tony Blair, has declared openly that he will not allow any attempts to copy the recent Rose, Orange, Cedar or other cozy little revolutions in his nation, and the Soros Foundation has been put on notice accordingly. Blair has made it clear that no challenge to Workers Party rule will be tolerated, and the military influence of the big neighbour USA on the country will not be called into question. The European Commission has expressed its hopes that the elections will be free and fair, and that candidates in favour of the European model will be treated with respect in the electoral process.

The UK's political model is known for its decade-long periods of monistic rule and hegemony of a single party. In the present period, the Workers Party singlehandedly covers all ends of the political spectrum and overshadows its undistinguished opposition, mainly the Conservatives and Liberaldemocrats. The Workers Party simultaneously advocates economic liberalism, state interventionism, social liberalism, and law-and-order. This ideology is also referred to as the Third Way. As an aside, several of our own European politicians have been inspired by this ideology, but consistently failed to kick it alive. Their failure is due to two reasons. First, the lack in other countries of the death of princess Diana. Explaining the need for a monarchy in the UK, this event etched the charismatic aura of PM Tony Blair in marble. In this ecstatic moment of national grief, the Workers Party leader did not hesitate to put his feet there in the cathedral and act as the nation's priest in the funeral service. Secondly, the architectural ingenuity of Downing Street, which allows for an almost equal bipolarity at the top of the government, where number 10 stands for symbolism, nation, and prosperity, and number 11 stands for solidarity, intellectualism, and vision. Drawing on these elements, the Workers Party today operates an almost omnipresent populism, while clearly it is proceeding at a level of sophistication that is quite above that of political parties in our very own nether lands. We wish it well.


3 comments:

hehe.... I hope the Brits who regularly comment on Margot Wallströms blog won't read your post or you will be spammed from here to eternity.

Bengt O.

Euroblog
 

oh yes, readers would be a problem ;-)
 

Well, im a Brit but I aint spammin' no one ;)
Just one point though, I had to read the first lines a couple of times to realise it was the Labour Party you were talking about. You see, there was a "British Workers Party" too. Probably most famous for having had Vanessa Redgrave as member and being somewhere well to the left of the communists. Just sayin' :)

Hehe the thought of Tony Blair as surrogate BWP member amuses.
 
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