Campaign Crackers: Charles I and David Cameron

Is any explanation necessary? The 2015 UK election campaign is likely to be a hotbed of political humour and Vox Political needs a good laugh. Please send us any likely candidates for laughter so we can pass them on to the general public. Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved! Vox Political needs your…

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UKIP candidate in bizarre call for Barack Obama to be kidnapped – Pride’s Purge

It’s a while since we’ve heard any nonsense from UKIP. Here’s Tom Pride: No really, I kid you not. A UKIP parliamentary candidate has called for US President Barack Obama to be kidnapped: UKIP Would Be MP Calls For The Kidnapping Of President Obama Oh Britain – you had your fun at the European elections. Now please tell me you’re not really thinking of voting any of these cranks into office. Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike Join the Vox Political Facebook page. If you have enjoyed this article, don’t forget to…

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Voters in North East Somerset: Ask Jacob Rees-Mogg about ‘Traditional Britain’

The Beast has presented some more information to add to the lengthening list of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s crimes against common people. In his latest article, he states: “The extremity of his [Rees-Mogg’s] right-wing views are shown by his membership of the Traditional Britain group. This is another bunch of rightists, who stand for the restoration of the traditional feudal hierarchy, the absolute destruction of the welfare state and the privatisation of the NHS, and absolutely no immigrants. And particularly not Muslims. They were last seen a few years ago on the…

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Forget AVERAGE incomes! What’s happened to the LOWEST incomes in the UK?

Average household incomes have risen by 0.2 per cent since the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats took office in 2010. Well, whoopee do! That means for every £1,000 you earned then, you get £1,002 now. At long last you can buy that car you always wanted! That luxury holiday you’ve always been putting off; that mansion in the country! Maybe not. In fact, we know that average incomes are skewed by the disproportionately high earnings of the mega-rich, while the poorest in the country are losing more and more every day.…

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Thinktank shoots down Cameron’s tax warning

It seems the Conservatives can’t make a single claim without having it shot down by the fact-checkers these days. What does that say about David Cameron’s integrity? Yesterday, standing on the steps of 10 Downing Street (a big no-no during an election campaign), he told the world that if Ed Miliband took up residence there, the cost would be “over £3,000 in higher taxes for every working family to pay for more welfare and out-of-control spending. Debt will rise and jobs will be lost as a result”. Within hours, the…

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This general election is about your values

The stars have come out to support Labour. Both Martin Freeman (Watson in the BBC’s Sherlock – among many, many other great roles) and David Tennant (currently enjoying ratings joy in the second season of ITV’s Broadchurch; formerly the star of the BBC’s Doctor Who) appear on Labour’s latest YouTube video, talking about the ideological differences between Labour and the Conservatives. At first glance, this might seem to support the “stark contrast” between just two choices that David Cameron suggested today, but it seems to this writer that supporters of the…

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Let’s get one thing straight: Labour has NEVER supported the Bedroom Tax

Amazing though it may seem, people are still posting claims on the social media that Labour supported the Bedroom Tax. Labour has never done so. The Bedroom Tax was one of the measures in the Welfare Reform Act 2012, that passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons on June 15, 2011 by a majority of 288 votes to 238 against. Labour MPs accounted for 224 of the 238 opposing votes. The Parliamentary Labour Party consisted of more than 250 MPs at the time, and the absences…

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Will North-East Somerset consign Jacob Rees-Mogg to the history he clearly represents?

What on earth is Jacob Rees-Mogg doing in Parliament during the 21st century? He belongs in the 19th. It’s hard to know where to start, when discussing this particular wet-wipe. Perhaps the best way to do so would be to point out that a new constituency had to be created before he could actually win a Parliamentary seat – and even that is only a Tory marginal, perhaps because The Guardian‘s criticism that this candidate’s highly privileged life ran against the Tories’ then-current narrative of social inclusion rang true with…

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Election choice isn’t as ‘stark’ as David Cameron wants you to think

According to the BBC, “David Cameron is to tell voters they face a ‘stark choice’ between him and Labour’s Ed Miliband as the election campaign officially gets under way.” Really? So it’s just a two-horse race again, is it? This writer disagrees. People are sick of the Tories’ right-wing politics, that take from the many and give to the few – overbalancing the economy in the process. How many measures have been put in place to keep the ship of state from overturning since George Osborne became chancellor? Too many.…

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Art imitates life: Coalition ‘welf’ policies get comic-book treatment

Sometimes, when you’re a blogger, an article comes along when you think you’re doing something else – for example, catching up on a little light reading. Yes, even hard-nosed political bloggers like This Writer have to kick back and have a little ‘me’ time now and then – in this case, with the Judge Dredd Megazine, issue 356, dated February 17, 2015. In the lead story ‘The Cop’, we see title character Judge Dredd’s domain – the Mega City One of a future North America – struggling to cope with the…

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