Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Chuckles Guide to the UK Election #2


Welcome to my UK General Election 2017 posts where I'll be taking a lighthearted look at the funny, entertaining and embarrassing side of the campaigning so far. I won't be lecturing or spouting political views of my own or telling people how to vote, just having some fun with politics and poking a bit of fun at all the parties involved! 

Last week on April 28th we had the excitement of the 6th annual Ed Balls Day! For those who don't know, six years ago a Labour minister was searching for comments/views about himself on Twitter but instead managed to just tweet his own name by accident. A slight mistake but Twitter users united to post about it all day. To Ed's surprise, a year to the day, everyone was enjoying wishing each other a happy Ed Balls day and discussing how they were celebrating. Six years on it is still great fun to take part in and Ed and his politician wife Yvette Cooper recreated the moment for us, which was great. Ed is the most popular member of the Labour party at the moment, after a successful appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. See video below.


Liberal leader Tim Farron was on the election trail and chatting to a fellow dog owner. In chatting about the man's dog reacting to him Farron said 'maybe smell my spaniel'. A hashtag  #smell my spaniel was born and a lot of funny Twitter comments followed. Even the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson was commenting that as a responsible dog owner she would not let Tim Farron smell her spaniel! It was pretty amusing overall and it was good to see Farron showing his sense of humour. He was also kind enough to wish us a Happy Ed Balls Day which was good of him!


However he has plenty on his mind as one of the candidates standing against him is a man in a fish finger costume...(no, I'm not joking!)



Oh dear, it has been a trying time for UKIP recently! Paul Nuttall announced that one of the policies his party is promoting is to ban the burqa and niqab, which has caused fury amongst muslim women and anti-racist protesters. As the story came out, one of the phrases used was 'full face covering' or similar and led to a riot of a news conference where journalists questioned whether this would be applied also to beekeepers and nuns, which a UKIP spokesman got a bit irate about! I'm more worried about Mickey Mouse if he is planning a visit to the UK! Only in Britain...!


4 comments:

  1. A man in a fish finger costume is running for office? That's different.

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    1. You get that a lot here! Someone like that always stands in the area where a well known politician is, knowing the area will get more camera attention. But the fish finger is certainly a new one!

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  2. Well it's nice to see that some politicians have a sens of humor re: Ed Balls Day lol.

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    1. Ed Balls Day is the highlight of the year for me!

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