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    I thought David Davies stood down to force a debate on the surveillance society. Given that the election is today, did I miss the debate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratewhore View Post
    I thought David Davies stood down to force a debate on the surveillance society. Given that the election is today, did I miss the debate?
    Possibly. There has been quite a bit on telly and in the papers. Journos have a bit of a problem covering it because there are so many people standing. I am surprised that Gordo hasn't done what Thatcher did and bumped up the deposit by several thousand percent to prevent so many novelty candidates standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
    Possibly. There has been quite a bit on telly and in the papers. Journos have a bit of a problem covering it because there are so many people standing. I am surprised that Gordo hasn't done what Thatcher did and bumped up the deposit by several thousand percent to prevent so many novelty candidates standing.
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    Wow, lots of candidates

    Among my favourites:

    Self-styled as "Lord Biro", Mr Bishop wants to overthrow the capitalist state, which he blames for turning the singer Elvis Presley into a "fat media joke". He thinks US President George W Bush is the anti-Christ who will trigger Armageddon. Other policies include imprisoning Cherie Blair to stop her reporting details of her sex life and placing CCTV cameras in Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg's bedroom.

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    Mr Nicholson, a former farmer, is running as an educational reformer. He advocates every child in the country being provided with an abacus, which he has developed, to improve their method of learning mathematics.

    Interestingly, it's often the ones who are deadly serious who come across as much weirder than the deliberately-strange ones

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    http://www.gemmagarrett.com/

    She ran and won the most of the "joke" votes. I wonder why.

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