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Thread #47230   Message #703580
Posted By: GUEST,An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
03-May-02 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Hartlepool Monkey (Continued)
Subject: RE: BS: The Hartlepool Monkey (Continued)
I can understand the sentiment which led to the election of the monkey, but the results of the first round of the French presidential election shows the danger of monkeying around with the ballot paper.

Anyone familiar with the Steve Bell cartoons in The Gaurdian newspaper will be familiar with the view that the Americans have already elected a chimp as president. At least the Mayor of Hull has less opportunity to precipitate a major war.

What about a worldwide electoral reform campaign for the mandatory inclusion of a "none of the above" box on all ballot papers in elections for public office?