Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
grey shark

Government To Offer 'free Donuts' To Voters

Recommended Posts

From yahoo news ...............

Politics.co.uk - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

Govt to offer 'free donuts' to voters

Voters could receive free donuts or entries to a prize draw in exchange for voting by local councils, under the government's new white paper on 'community empowerment'.

The white paper suggests providing "incentives for voting in local government elections", such as by prize draws. The previous chairman of the Councillors Commission, Dame Jane Roberts, has suggested that this could involve free donuts.

The proposal is designed to encourage a higher turnout, but the Conservatives have already jumped in the idea as proof of Labour's desperation to convince its core voters to turn up on polling day.

"This will allow Labour councils to mobilise the disillusioned and demoralised Labour core vote at taxpayers' expense," a spokesperson said.

Other proposals in the white paper include 'remote voting' for councillors so they can contribute to council meeting when unable to attend in person and a weakening of the rule whereby council officers cannot become councillors.

Shadow local government secretary Eric Pickles said: "These policies are the product of a bankrupt Labour party, wanting to stuff more cash into the pockets of Labour councillors, bribe their voters, bring back jobs for the boys and slip in back-door state funding."

politics.co.uk

:lol:

Is this what it's really come to ..............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And if this fails, why not just round voters up at gunpoint? :blink:

Why not just let their local MP vote for everyone who doesn't turn up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
From yahoo news ...............

:lol:

Is this what it's really come to ..............

Man charged with personation at Hull polling station....SNF24HEALTHA_280_474696a.jpg

You beat me to it Shrink Proof....it was too easy...

Edited by tightwad.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is true, and they got the idea I guess from the 1930's when they had the nation unemployed, in fact when the Labour Party come to power its always worth taking up a hobby so you can amuse yourself when you are unemployed and homeless a few years down the line. Something worth reminding your children of, in order that they wont make the mistake of thinking New Labour is not Old Labour of tax and spend.

1928-great-depression.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This ties in rather nicely with the call from GB for us all to stop wasting food…the 'donuts' would, like GB, be well past their sell by date.

(yes, I did watch PMQs today)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The turnout in local elections already, in my opinion, far exceeds the relevance of the bodies they're actually electing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Mr Parry
From yahoo news ...............

:lol:

Is this what it's really come to ..............

Free? Are they sure?

So will they be donated donuts or will the WI be on site preparing them fresh? Anything 'given' by government is by it's very nature not free. Some poor sods paying for it.

UK's bonkers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Free? Are they sure?

So will they be donated donuts or will the WI be on site preparing them fresh? Anything 'given' by government is by it's very nature not free. Some poor sods paying for it.

UK's bonkers.

With the state of NuLabour's finances they will probably be recovered from the skip outside Tescos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 399 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.