My election notes. E-Day – 45
by Pseud O'Nym
This is going to be a brief post, because as I type these words I am grimacing in pain caused by a trapped nerve in my back.
Anyway, The Guardian had a headline today that claimed:
Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘fight every seat in every corner’ of Scotland.
And this got me thinking. What if we took him, and indeed all the party leaders at their word – because all of them will say at some stage of the campaign that they’re fighting for something or other – and put them all in a large boxing ring and said ‘On you go, last person standing wins the election.’
There’d be no weapons, but no referee either. It wouldn’t be to the death but it wouldn’t be one on one. It would be a free for all. It would be interesting to see who worked together to beat the other party leaders into submission and also when they’d turn on each other.
It would of course be televised, providing an ancillary benefit of strengthening the UK’s negotiating position abroad. If the leaders of the G20 countries had incontrovertible evidence of exactly how much our PM wanted to be PM and the lengths they were willing to go to in order to prove, it might make focus their minds somewhat, especially if diplomats let it known that PM was taking a tough stance negations.
Putin wouldn’t be worried though. He’s a black belt in judo.
And we could mix it up. For one election there’d be Mastermind type contest, the next The Cube type contest and so on, to prevent leadership contests weren’t simply about who was the hardest. Although thinking about, a Naked Attraction format is certainly a possibility….
Are you a reality TV mogul by chance?
It’d be a surefire ratings winner and if it was on ITV just think of all those lucrative sponsorship deals, not to mention how much they could charge to air commercials.