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WMSL!! Please say this is a hoax!!

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MrDaff

MrDaff Report 9 Jul 2008 20:14

Politics.co.uk - Wednesday, July 9 02:20 pm Govt to offer 'free donuts' to voters

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 9 Jul 2008 20:16

well i missed it anyway thank god
how can it be true
theres no votin

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:16

LOL I guess they'll try anything. Although I thought bribery was illegal ;-)

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 9 Jul 2008 20:18

Good job I don't do donuts... might have been tempted otherwise, lol!!

Love

Daff xxx

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:19

I suppose they have to do something to get more people voting as the number of people who do vote is shockingly low. I think our ancestors who fought for the right would turn in their graves.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:21

*tuts*.................how can you doubt that !!

I believe everything I'm told you know..............


yours truly

Kitty Numpty

xx

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:21

Scary Daff, i use my vote, always have, but not for the pillocks we have now,

Caz xxx

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:25

~~~~~~~~@ cazzles

Hey hun...when you coming to see my shiny new shower room?

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 9 Jul 2008 20:25

This is according to Yahoo news....


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

Caz as you say.... frighteningly scary..... big brother with donuts as a treat for good behaviour... how very condescending!!

Lol Kitty... I am off now to check around.... see where else this is reported!

The Government White paper should be available somewhere


And of course...... it is the good old British taxpayer who will fund this!!

Love

Daff xxxx

♫chris in oz♫

♫chris in oz♫ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:25

well over here if you dont go and vote you cop a fine
xx

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:27

~~~~~~~~~ To Liz,

How about next Tues about 12?

How are you hun?


Chris, good to see you, I didnt realise that!!


Caz xxx

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:28

I thought it was spelt doughnuts.................or am I being picky now! lol

I always vote..................and encourage the family to do so as well.

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:29

Conservatives have a point as the stereotypical middle to upper class that usually vote for the tories aren't going to be lured in by donuts.

And whatever happened to encouraging healthy eating?

Although.... mmmmm donuts :)

wait... we're in the UK...it's spelt Doughnuts :P

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:30

HAHAH Kitty, I had the idea at the same time as you LOL

♫chris in oz♫

♫chris in oz♫ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:30

yep at council state and federal elections
if you dont go and vote your fined
wish they would give us a donut while we are
standing in line lol

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:37

I think fining for a no show is far better and would bring in revenue rather than costing it like an incentive would because lets face it...the tax payer would end up footing the bill for the donuts or whatever they offered.

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:38

Maybe they should make us vote too.................but I suspect there would be hundreds of thousands of spoilt ballot papers:)

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 9 Jul 2008 20:38

Hiya Chris... yes, I know, and I think it should be here too......

I agree.... doughnuts it is.... cos they are made from dough..... not do!!

I wouldn't want to live in a country with a government elected because of *incentives*... the incentives I want to see are not doughnuts and silly little perks!! It's decent policies, committment, honesty...

I can feel a rant coming on... off to have a shower, lol!!

Love

daff xxx

~Summer Scribe~

~Summer Scribe~ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:39

D'oh Nuts!

PMSL

♫chris in oz♫

♫chris in oz♫ Report 9 Jul 2008 20:49

we have o have a very good excuse for not voting lol
you even see people turning up in their wedding regalia to vote