I've been hearing a lot about parties in Britain. Especially over the last couple of months. There's been a lot of media frenzy over the various parties that want to get my attention.
I have lots of parties to choose from. Here are a few that I've noted. There's the 'Labour Party'. Apparently, it's a bunch of folks who like to get together in the maternity ward of the local hospital and talk about the merits of hard work. Then there's the 'Conservative Party'. I'm not so sure I would want to go to a party where everyone wears stuffy clothing and are very reluctant to have a bit of a laugh. Another alternative might be to check out the 'Liberal Democrat Party'. Now that might be fun because at that party they evidently have a very generous host who believes in social equality. I've also heard mention of the 'UKIP' Party'. Now that sounds like a very boring time. I have lived in Britain long enough to know that 'kip' means sleep.
There is a long list of parties on offer. Here are just two more. 'The Raving Monster Loony Party' Ah yes, now that's more like it. 'The BNP Party'. 'BNP', from what I gather, means, 'Bigoted Nonsense Party'. That is one party I will most definitely not be attending.
Fair enough, the above paragraph was kind of silly bordering on the ridiculous. So I might as well continue. There is indeed going to be a 'General Election' in Britain on the 6th of May. When I tell you 'General' I do not mean that we are voting for a General. So all the different parties are trying to convince me to vote for them. During the election campaign I have heard various words and phrases that have left me confused and bewildered. In Britain they have 'Shadow Cabinets and Ministers'. People can be referred to as, 'floating voters'. I'm a bit, 'up in the air', in regards to what that means. I've even heard the expression, 'hung parliament'. I then got to thinking if you have a hung parliament, can you have a 'well-hung' parliament? The tabloids could have a field day with that one.
I have been duly informed that within the 'Houses of Parliament', they have a bit of situation that involves a 'Black Rod', a 'Chief Whip' and a 'Woolsack'. In fact, the Black Rod is handled by the 'Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod'. Hey, whatever!
The current British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, (so legendary that the rock band, 'The Stranglers', did a song about him), waits anxiously for the outcome of the General Election on the 6th of May. Yes, it's party time in Britain. I wonder what the floating voters think about a hung parliament?
Even the 'wee folks' seem to be caught up in all this talk about parties. They asked if I would post back up the photograph of them and their party. 'The Wee Folks Party'. Hey, they have my vote.