Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Is something happening tomorrow????


Have you made up your mind who you want to vote for?


Well, in case you are still undecided, here are a few celebrity endorsements to help you make up your mind.

Labour

Eddie Izzard, a Labour party member since the 1990s and three-time election campaigner, he said recently: "I take great offence that the Tories are slagging off Britain, saying it's broken. I ran around the country and found that Britain is brilliant."

Comedienne Jo Brand has shown her support for the Labour camp by fronting a beer mat-based campaign. One variant of the pub friendly canvassing says: "Why is Dave Cameron like my husband after a night on the beer? 'Cause he ain?t going to get in either."

Business tsar Alan Sugar recently put his hand in his pocket and donated a whopping £400,000 to the Labour party, saying he wanted to assist Gordon Brown's bid to stay at Number 10. He's hoping his "You're fired!" catchphrase won't be used on the current PM on Thursday.

Last month the Harry Potter author JK Rowling wrote against the Tories? treatment of single mothers and pledged her support for Labour in The Times newspaper. She also gave a £1 million gift to the Labour Party the day before its 2008 autumn conference.


Conservatives

Michael Caine is a genuine A-list coup for the Tories. Having backed Labour since 1997, the Italian Job actor recently switched allegiances, and he's now backing one of the Conservative's big new campaign pledges, a kind of summer camp national service programme for teenagers.

Maths whiz and former Countdown host Carol Vorderman will not only put her cross next to David Cameron's name, but will also head up a Conservative Party task force to help analyse the way maths is taught across the country.

Best known as Ken Barlow from Coronation Street, William Roache, a long-term Conservative advocate, has recently condemned Labour's plans for a so-called "Death Tax".
In case you thought the only election result Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber cared for was the Dorothys...the musical theatre bastion and judge of the BBC's talent show Over the Rainbow is a staunch Tory supporter. He allowed his song Take That Look Off Your Face to be used on a party promotional film in 2005.

Liberal Democrats

Comedienne and presenter Sandi Toksvig is a longstanding LibDem supporter.

Professor Richard Dawkins, scientist and author of The God Delusion is supporting the LibDems. He says: "I shall vote Lib Dem mostly because scrapping the ludicrous 'first past the post' system will turn us into a proper democracy whose benefits will long outlast the next parliament, and also because my local candidate in Oxford is Evan Harris, one of the few MPs in any party who doesn't pander to 'faith'.

UKIP
Astronomer and monocle-wearer Sir Patrick Moore pledged his support to the UK Independence Party in a recent YouTube clip.

Green Party

Comedian Marcus Brigstocke is supporting the Green Party.

Philip Pullman, author, is supporting Caroline Lucas' election campaign in Brighton.

5 comments:

Ewarwoowar said...

Good stuff Sue.

I shall be voting Labour, and if you haven't seen Izzard's PPB for them you should check it out on youtube - it was very good.

Sir Patrick Moore :( How the mighty have fallen.

Fou said...

Thank you Sue, I almost forgot it was tomorrow!!!
I know who I'm voting for!!

hltoffy said...

I, unfortunately, despite all my best efforts to find someone to believe in have been unable to decide. I'm disgusted that none of the parties in my area have signed the pledge for scrapping (or at least not increasing) tuition fees, so as far as I'm concerned they're even more self-serving than they were in my eyes before.

Well fine, lets see if ip dip battle ship can do any worse than 'informed' political celebrities. Like some flash git is going to buy my vote... Hmmmm DT does support Labour though...

Maybe my ranting ways are all for naught. In any case, I'm angry and, if it weren't for the fact that it'd nullify my vote, I'd draw some rather violent looking pictures all over it to show them what my 'voice' truly wanted to say.

Ewarwoowar said...

I don't know about you Toffy, but I certainly don't expect to be taught by (mostly) excellent lecturers, take advantage of good facilities and eventually get a degree for absolutely nothing.

If you think tuition fees are too high, that's fine, but I can't find a justifiable reason to scrap them. I know they're a pain in the arse, but that's life, as Frankie Sinatra said.

ATTENTION ALL READERS - Tonight myself and Dan will be doing a special live-blog throughout the election night until we both fall asleep at about 1am and miss all the important results. If you're around - please join us! http://theriseandriseoftimlovejoy.blogspot.com

Fou said...

Okay, I don't like this hung parliment. At all. Sue please post something entertaining (as you do, so well)to cheer me up!