Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The worst jobs in politics

Having been elected to the most miserable job in the Green Party I thought I'd cheer myself up by thinking of the worst jobs in politics. Someone must have it worse than me!

Here are my top five suggestions, feel free to add your own;

5. Leader of the Liberal Democrats... you know... that guy... wears ties... not Lembit Opik – the other guy.

4. UKIP's treasurer. It must be difficult to stand on a platform of halting the gravy train only to then watch your own MEPs leap upon it, whilst delivering possibly the worst value for money in representative democracy.

3. Mayor of London. Here I have some sympathy. Elected to a position of responsibility Boris has found himself thrust into an office that he hitherto had absolutely no interest in. It's not just inexperience and lack of qualifications that makes him out of his depth – it's the fact that running one of the major cities of the world just isn't his thing.

2. Gordon Brown. So taken with the heroic ideal of the Captain going down with his ship he actually decided to sink his ship in order to go down with it. Each to their own of course.

1. Gordon Brown's cat. Not that I'm suggesting that he's cruel to animals... but all that frustration has got to go somewhere.


Pippa said...

You have such lovely, intelligent and brilliant fellow soc members though!


Doug said...

I suspect it's less SOC Jim's worried about, and more the angrier depths of the wider party who abuse it...

BenSix said...

Alistair Campbell's paper shredder.

harpymarx said...

Gordon Brown got a cat? Who knew... I certainly didn't and I'm a LP member.

Think it is a task for the left of the LP to liberate this moggie from the forces of NL such as the neo-liberal ideology and how it impacts on the feline of the species.

Is this cat a relative of Humphrey, I wonder?

Not saying you have to know the answer Jim.

DocRichard said...

I keep finding myself feeling sorry for Gordon, until I remind myself of his policies on nuclear power, Trident, the failure of NuLabour to bring about a convergence between the income rates of poor and the rich, his all-mouth-no-trousers approach to AGW, war, Afghan Opium, the Index of Human Rights, Bees, forestry, and so on. The only good thing I can think of about NuLabour is that their ministers are marginally less irritating than the Tories. At least NuLabour don't keep braying at us on the airwaves about how good they are.

And I do not really care if Cameron gets in. Not that I expect him to deliver on his green promises.

No matter who you vote for the Government always gets in (so vote Green, they (almost) never get in. Except for Caroline (and Adrian and Darren, he added quickly, staying on-message)).

In this land of historic democracy, the new PM is influenced by:
1 The Corporations
2 The Civil Service
3 The media
4 Europe
5 ..last and least, the electorate.

Douglas Coker said...

And now you are 5 ... hmmmm!!

Douglas Coker
Enfield Green Party