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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Mugabe: Brown 'Excellent Student'


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has praised Prime Minister Gordon Brown as 'an excellent student' after it emerged that marked electoral registers for the Glenrothes by-election have gone missing.

The registers, which are the only record of who actually voted in the by-election, are supposed to be retained for one year in case of an enquiry.

Labour held the Glenrothes seat, laid vacant following the death of John MacDougall, with a majority of 6000 - a surprise result considering the Scottish Labour Party had been consistently behind in the polls throughout campaigning.

However, President Mugabe today revealed that he has been tutoring the Prime Minister in election-management techniques, including:
  • Making sure that every corpse in UK graveyards is registered to vote - and does so;
  • Ensuring that there are sufficient postal votes registered to guarantee the result;
  • Methods to dispose of records after the election so that it can be hailed as 'free and fair'.
Mr Mugabe said, "Mr Brown has been an excellent student, for a colonialist. He quickly learned the rules of 'Banana-Republic' electioneering and, with my help, he ensured that Glenrothes, [population of 47,000] had 1.2 million registered postal voters, all of whom voted Labour".

A spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party hailed Mr Mugabe's assistance, saying, "the ballot papers were counted fair and square in front of the eyes of the world. We couldn't have got away with it without Rob's help".

Mr Mugabe is now reported to be working closely with the Prime Minister in designing Mr Browns' latest fiscal policy.

NOTE:
I was only joking when I wrote THIS last year. But, given the apparent shenanigans at Glenrothes, one starts to wonder whether it could actually happen on a larger scale. I wouldn't put it past the monocular bed-wetter and his minions - if they think it'll keep their grubby paws on power, they'll go for it.

1 comment:

Henry Crun said...

Dungeekin, all very prescient. Very funny too but oh so fucking scary.

I have tried to engage in a debate about climate change with a Conservative PPC. Fence sitting just doesn't begin to describe his position. Seems that the politicos don't hear what we, the people, have to say because their buttocks are in the way.