Thursday, May 22, 2008

Reasons to vote

Over the years I've heard voters give many different reasons for favouring an individual candidate, many of them not entirely logical. We've heard some fairly bizarre reasons to support the Labour candidate in Crewe and Nantwich. But today a friend of mine informed me, with an entirely straight face, that he had cast his vote because the candidate's granny used to make outstandingly good cakes. This is known as the 'Mr Kipling' argument. I have heard it argued that when the Conservative Party was in its pomp, the capacity of the Party's activists to produce tea and cakes to order, and in great quantities, was one of our secret weapons. So Frank's position is entirely logical. `

1 comment:

Dr. Christopher Wood said...

Well - Edward Timpson won it! Another 'talking point' for Labour MPs to reflect on just how much the Labour Party has 'lost the plot' under Gordon Brown's "leadership" or lack thereof.