Tuesday, 13 April 2010

My Manifesto

Flyer

40 comments:

RantinRab said...

Looking good!

Gandhi said...

Megalomaniac.

Quiet_Man said...

Yeah, I could vote for that.

stun said...

Leaflet printed in Kirkcaldy. Isn't the ex-MP from there quite well known?

RantinRab said...

There's an apostrophe missing.

Radar said...

Are you registered to vote in this election ?

Old Holborn said...

Radar.

Nope. I am not.

Mr Slater's Parrot said...

(flapflapflap) S-SSK-KRAAAWWK!!! (ting) GOODLUCK!

My Thoughts My Country said...

You can call me biased, because I am a fan of yours, but that is a well presented manifesto.

It is to the point and, I believe, what a significant number of the British people would like to see.

I wish you all the best at the election Old Holborn.

Ron Broxted said...

I don't suppose your inclusion of "No Student fee's" has anything to do with the fact that you are standing for election in Cambridge does it?
Where do you stand on gay tissues?

Tom Harrington said...

No student fees.

What's that all about?

I hope you don't favour using OPM (Other People's Money) to finance the universities.

I can see that it's a perfectly sensible strategy for a vote maximising candidate standing somewhere like Cambridge, but I thought you were seeking to be different?

Antisthenes said...

Most of that is good but no student fees and PR spoils it for me.

Old Holborn said...

Right.

Education is paid for by the state until 18 on the logic that it can then tax you for the rest of your life.

If the State is a pimp, it should pay for your mini skirt. Or not be a pimp

clear?

Guthrum said...

looks good

Edgar said...

Looks populist and shallow.

Tom Harrington said...

The aim should be to reveal to others that the state is a pimp, instead of saying students may as well fill their boots.

We have no chance of reaching a situation where the state no longer has the power to levy massive taxation on us for the rest of our lives, if people's eyes are never opened. "No student fees" perpetuates social democracy, rather than erodes it.

In any case, those favouring a free society should oppose state financing of universities on the basis that it gives the state great power in the marketplace of ideas, skewing the minds of young people in the direction of statism and against liberty.

Catflap said...

I would be specific about the students you want to help.
Free courses,lodgings and jazz mags for students that study anything worth a damn.
Doing a degree in a subject that enhances the wealth or health of the nation basicaly.
All the rest can join me in the Killing fields of Lincolnshire along with the Lawyers and Dentists.

Old Holborn said...

Catflap. You BASTARD. I sent to print 55,000 leaflets and 5,000 flyers today. My fucking birthday. And by a weird coincidence, Guy Fawkes. I've been running around like a blue arse fly. All day.

Why didn't you write that yesterday? Before I went to print?

Gropius said...

@Edgar -- "Looks populist and shallow."

Looks good, then, in other words.

OH, you add to the gaiety of the nation but are as mad as a box of French persons.

I agree about student fees, but there should be far fewer university students. Zanu Labour have turned a place at "university" (typically some rebranded poly) into a handy way to get some deadbeat off the unemployment stats. We need to remember that a university education is only suitable for the elite -- maybe 5% of the population, if that. Return the polytechnics to their former status and role and pay due respect to vocational training. This should also be free, since the skills acquired there will also generate mucho value for the taxpayer later.

Lots of stuff Thatcher did was good (smashing the NUM, for example), but charging students for tertiary education was retrograde and not at all clever.

Catflap said...

Sorry OH lol.
I have more opinions if you want them lol.

RantinRab said...

And happy birthday you old cunt.

Stuart said...

Happy Birthday too...

Catflap said...

As work detail commissar in the killing fields of Lincolnshire.
I had even worked out my own catchprase.
"Strawberrys or blood soaked ditch.Pick one or the other"lol

Fausty said...

I think it's great!

You can always print another 5,000 flyers, Holby, and target secondary schools with them. ;)

Happy birthday!

Ampers said...

What about a mixture of both? Free education in the form of a government tax free loan. Stay in this country until it has been fully repaid at 10% of earnings until it has.

Tom Harrington said...

OH - do you see where your "no student fees" line is leading already?

Even on this site people are talking about individuals as though they're first and foremost a national resource.

Give them free education because they'll generate tax revenue for the state later.

Or give them free education and keep them in this country thereafter.

Where is the vision of a free people uncompromisingly attached to the ideals of liberty?

Avoid politics at all costs.
Everyone who enters the political arena ends up whoring themselves with the bitch of social democracy. Everyone.

Forgot ballot boxes and elections, it's ideas that will win the battle.

caesars wife said...

Pretty good OH , still think PR is corrupt ,but its clear .

Michael said...

Lol Kirkcaldy, just 10mins away from me.

Good luck!

yoctobarryc said...

I got to "Gvt Borrowing to be limited to 10%" and concluded you were a nutjob.

Leg-iron said...

Oh - happy birthday. I've just had one too. It's depressing but it's better than the alternative.

You've missed 'private businesses to choose whether to allow smoking'.

I don't know about Cambridge but it would be a killer policy up here where it's bloody freezing outside for most of the year, and we get nothing but moaning pompous arses outside on the few days it's actually pleasant to smoke outside.


Oh, and Mr. Slater's Parrot - 'hello' is all you're supposed to say ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks good OH. Like some of the others on here, I think polys should go back to being polys - they did a bloody good job before they got all hoity toity & wanted to call themselves universities. After that all they took on board all the useless medja studies & macrame courses. No student fees is really the only way to provide bright but poor kids a way up. At some stage you're also going to have to tackle 'state edukahsun' so that poor kids can learn the three Rs that will equipt them to get to poly/uni. One of my kids benefitted from an Assisted Place - remember them? Without that I suspect he would have become a thug roaming the streets.

Ivor Bigot said...

Looks good, now you just need to teach all those students to read and you're done.

Incidentally, the front page of oh4mp.com still mentions Jury Team. I thought you'd ditched them? I haven't been keeping up... :-)

As before, the best of luck.

Electro-Kevin said...

I'd seriously limit welfare.

It seems to be causing most of our problems.

Old Holborn said...

I agree EK

Benefits to equal 80 % of minimum wage.

If 1 million Poles can find work

Phil said...

And bring back Grammar schools.

Not being from Cambridge I can't vote for you, but I'd vote for anyone who came up with such a succinct and easily digestible manifesto. If only the people who advise DC coud take a leaf out of the Bloggers' notebooks.

Ivor Bigot said...

Regarding welfare, you should have to work for (say) two years in Britain full time before being eligible for *any* benefits. That alone would stem the tide of EU handout seekers, and maybe get a lot of the "I'm not doing that" brigade off their arses as well.

Henry Rohan said...

Certainly the No2ID cards is a good idea. Violent offenders? Like Delroy Smellie?

thickly accented, provincial marxists: well, there's your problem, right there said...

Speaking as someone who would most assuredly *NOT* have qualified for a place at such a school: what a fucking sick joke Labour's campaign against Grammar schools is.

So what if most of the *earned* places happen to go to kids who are already 'advantaged', as bitter, crypto-Marxist ideologues are wont to say.

There are places, grants and support for disadvantaged kids who can meet the - and this is very much the 'rub', as they are also wont to say - *academic* enterance requirements.

The very sad truth is that Grammar schools are under threat because they make the rest of the State sector look bad. Brown, and his ilk, can't raise standard for all students because teachers, as shit as they undoubtedly are, in many cases, are a part of the 'movement'.

"our members, right or wrong", isn't that also something they are wont to say? That sentiment didn't work any better at British Leyland than it is in present day public sector education.

helicoil said...

OH -do you consider your manifesto to be binding? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Not far off the manifesto of the BNP! There's hope for you yet. Good luck!
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