Mark Thomas is up to what he was doing last year – a peoples manifesto. This involves going around the country and getting people to suggest policies which all those in the audience then votes on (so strictly speaking it was Mark Thomas (the socialist!) who came up with the Tories big society policy!). Some of his favorites from last year were invade Jersey!, “Party political manifestos should be legally binding.” ,”The Daily Mail should have to declare on the masthead ‘The newspaper that supported Hitler! , “Anyone in favour of banning immigration should sign a register and they will be banned from travelling abroad.”
Anyway, the Beeb have broadcasted the first episode of the new series, thought given the polices suggested Im not sure if theyll broadcast many more episodes. The old chestnuts from last year of course re-emerge, ask people for good policies and theyre always be someone in the back of the room saying bring back hanging. Marks response is yes, but lets make it voluntary. If youre in favour of hanging, you can sign up for it and go on a register. If you then break any law yourself which you previously held should be a hanging offence we hang you!
Other policies tackled this week include, forcing all MPs to use public transport & public health care & state schools, a ban on non-doms from funding parties and free recreational drugs for the elderly. The last one though, think about it, if youre old the drugs wont have time to ruin youre health. Once teenagers seeing grannies Zimmerframing around high on Ecstasy theyll decide that drugs arent cool anymore & stop taking them, and I dont see some 80 year old pensioner trying to nick my stereo to feed his drug habit.