Twelve Stupid Ideas You Wished You’d Had

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In 1996 a twenty-five-year-old graduate of Florida State University, Sara Blakely, started working for an office-supply company selling fax machines. Part of the company’s dress code included ladies wearing tights (that’s pantyhose if you are reading this in America), which Blakely resented in the hot sunshine of Florida as she liked to wear sandals. However, she did like the way the top section of the tights made her look slimmer, or firmer, and eliminated underwear lines that were visible through her outer clothing. Blakeley experimented by cutting them off just above the knee but found the material rolled up her legs as she walked around. She then spent the next two years trying out various materials before filing for a patent. Her Spanx underwear was initially rejected by every manufacturer and retail outlet she approached over the following three years until Highland Mills agreed to a production deal after the owner’s daughters both endorsed Blakely’s underwear. The Spanx brand made $4 million in its first year of trading and is now estimated to be worth $1 billion.

The Snuggie

A unisex body-length blanket with sleeves is how the Snuggie is usually described. The sleeved-blanket started life in 1998 as a Slanket and was first marketed as the Freedom Blanket when it was displayed in the shops. Student Gary Clegg’s mother made him a wrap round blanket with a single sleeve that he could wear in his cold dormitory room and still be able to work with his one free hand. Clegg later added the second sleeve to create a product that initially sold for $14.95 or $19.95 for a pair. Launched in 2008, the Snuggie variation sold four million units by the end of 2009 and is now responsible for over half a billion dollars in worldwide sales. Half a billion dollars for a back-to-front dressing gown.

The Plastic Wishbone

Who would have thought it? A fake wishbone to keep the kids quiet on Christmas Day or Thanksgiving instead of arguing over who was given the bird’s single furcula bone. Lucky Break Wishbones, the 1999 brainchild of inventor Ken Ahroni, is now keeping spoiled kids happy to the tune of $2.5 million a year. Now why didn’t I think of that?

The Head On

This is a wax product with an annoying television commercial that claims to be able to cure a headache by simply rubbing the bar-stick across the forehead. Despite there being no scientific research to support these claims (and for legal reasons I am not suggesting that it doesn’t work) over six million sticks of the stuff were sold in 2006 alone, at a price of $8 a time. You can work out the math.

Billy Big Mouth Bass

Presumably everyone has seen one of these, or at least heard of the singing fish that became the must-have novelty during the 1990s. Who would have thought that over one million of them would be sold in the year 2000 alone, at a cost of $20 each?

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The Beanie Baby

Nobody took the Beanie Baby seriously at all, apart from its inventor Ty Warner (b. 1944) who, apparently, sold 300,000 at his first toy show. Presumably that means orders as it is hard to believe anybody would take that many units to a product launch. Who cares anyway as Beanie Baby sales have now topped five billion and still counting. Ty Warner is estimated to be worth $3 billion to $6 billion.

Tamagochi

Imagine going into a meeting with an idea for an electronic pet that needs constant attention to either shut it up or stop it from dying. It would take either a brave man or a fool. Or both. Until it sold seventy-four million units, making billions of dollars for everybody involved. Gin and tonics all round, I think.

iFart

An application for smartphones that replicates the sound of twenty-five forms of flatulence to please the tiniest of minds. It even has a ‘record-your-own-fart’ feature. Inventor Joel Comm (b. 1964) must have hoped it would prove to be popular but he could never have predicted 114,000 downloads at $1 a time during the first two weeks of uploading it to iTunes. The iFart app went to number one on the application chart where it stayed for three weeks making it the biggest selling app in the world during that time. It is now thought to have received over a million downloads, earning its creator more than I care to think about.

Yellow Smiley Faces

In 1963 Harvey Ball (1921–2001), a designer for a PR company, was asked to think of a logo for one of their clients, a life assurance company. In no time at all he had produced the goofy, yellow, smiling, cartoon face and added the words ‘Have a nice day’. A few years later Bernard and Murray Spain were planning to open a novelty store and thought the smiley face would be a good logo for them to use, so they bought the rights. They then used that image on just about anything they could think of, including key rings, Frisbees and carrier bags, and were soon producing a vast range of products with the smiley face logo. By 1971 sales had reached fifty million in number and the brothers’ novelty store was expanding into a chain. In the year 2000 they sold the business for a handsome half a billion dollars. The man who designed the logo in the first place was paid $45 for his efforts.

The Wacky Wall Walker

Whatever possessed Ken Hakuta to spend $100,000 to buy the rights to a toy that sticks to walls when it is thrown, and then appears to walk down them, is anybody’s guess. His mother had sent him one whilst on a visit to China and Ken was convinced the toy would be a big hit in America. He was wrong. At least to begin with. Sales were painfully slow but then somebody at the Washington Post stumbled upon one and wrote a review. The ensuing craze that followed led to the Wall Walker becoming one of the biggest fads of all time with a reported 240 million of them being sold in just a few months, earning Hakuta a healthy $80 million in the process.

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The Slinky

Richard James (1914–74) was once a naval engineer and one day, during the Second World War, he was working with a new tension spring, which he clumsily dropped. James and his colleagues then watched as the spring worked its way across the floor by using its own momentum. By the end of the war James had decided to make a toy out of it but was so nervous that he persuaded a friend to keep him company at the initial launch. Both of them, I imagine, were amazed to see the first batch of 400 sell within the first hour and a half. Despite how intensely annoying it is, the single-dollar toy went on to sell 300 million units, making James a very wealthy man. In 1960 he packed everything up, left his wife to run the business and moved to Bolivia where he joined the cult of the Wycliffe Bible Translators. And that’s where he stayed until his death in 1974.

The Million Dollar Homepage

In 2005 a twenty-one year-old British student, Alex Tew, came up with a novel way of raising the money for his university education. He set up a single-page website that offered to display one million adverts (one per pixel) for a single dollar each. Amazingly, http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com was an instant success and advertisers poured in to buy pixels on the webpage. Alex shamelessly declared himself a ‘pixel hustler and proud of it’, and then he sat back to watch the money roll in. Launched on 25 August 2005 the final pixels were auctioned on 11 January 2006 and the sales income achieved was $1,037,100 against start up costs of under $75 to register the domain name. It was a stroke of genius: stand up and take a bow, young man.

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Anzac Biscuits – Food Icons

How a Biscuit Helped Maintain the Anzac Spirit

Originally known simply as rolled oat biscuits (rather like OATCAKES), these are made from a simple recipe of oats, GOLDEN SYRUP and coconut. At the beginning of the First World War, women in Australia and New Zealand began baking huge numbers and shipping them off to the soldiers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

They choose this variety of biscuit because it would keep well during the long journey. The military, meanwhile, stamped the crates ‘ANZAC’ to ensure they reached the correct regiments on arrival, and the name stuck. Soldiers eagerly awaited their Anzac biscuits, because they made a nice change to their usual rations and reminded them of home.

In 1921 the recipe appeared in a New Zealand cookbook for the first time as Anzac crispies. At around the same time, commercial production of the biscuit began to raise funds for the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) and there is now a traditional association between the biscuit and Anzac Day, the day of remembrance held on 25 April each year.

That is the date of the beginning of the doomed Gallipoli campaign in 1915, during which over 10,000 men died but in the process demonstrating a courage, stoicism and good humour later characterized as the ‘Anzac Spirit’. These days the Anzac trademark is protected by Australian law, meaning that, technically speaking, if you make these at home you are not allowed to call them Anzac biscuits without the permission of the Australian government. You have been warned.

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Starbucks – Behind the Brands

Starbucks is, of course, the world’s largest coffee-house chain, and the word is by now almost synonymous with ‘coffee’. But it could all have been so different.

When teachers Zev Siegel and Jerry Baldwin first teamed up with writer Gordon Bowker to open their first coffee house in Seattle in 1971, one of the first decisions to be made was to agree on a catchy name for the new venture. A fan of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851), Bowker originally suggested ‘Pequod’, the name of the whaling ship central to the story.

That was until someone pointed out that nobody would want to drink a steaming mug of ‘pee-quod’. It was back to the drawing board. Staying with the theme of the novel, however, the team eventually settled on Starbuck, Pequod’s first mate, who was quite likely named after real-life nineteenth-century whaler Valentine Starbuck. I’m not sure they would have gone on to open 16,000 outlets worldwide if they’d stuck with their original suggestion.

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Glorious Failures (Before They Achieved Immortality)

Thomas Edison (1847–1931) was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn anything. He was dismissed from his first two jobs for being unproductive and famously made a thousand failed attempts to produce an electric light bulb. He was later asked how it felt to fail a thousand times and replied; ‘I didn’t. The light bulb was invented in one thousand steps.’

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) was booed and jeered from the stage when he first presented his theories to the European scientific community. And so he returned to his research and emerged later to become known as the founding father of psychoanalysis.

Winston Churchill (1874–1965) failed to achieve grade passes at his early school and later, when he entered the prestigious Harrow School, he was placed in the lowest stream of the lowest class. He then twice failed the entrance exam to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and when he did finally pass he was placed in the cavalry instead of the infantry because he would not need to know any maths. His career as a war correspondent suffered because of his speech impediment, or lisp, and he was defeated in his first attempt to be elected for Parliament. He was soon deselected and had to find another seat to fight for in 1906.

Later, once he had been elected, he was sacked from the Admiralty for proposing the disastrous Gallipoli campaign of 1915. From 1931 Churchill found himself in the political wilderness and virtually out of politics altogether but, just as he was contemplating retirement, the rise of fascism and communism in Europe brought him back into focus. Prime minister for the first time at the age of sixty-two, Churchill then went on to be considered one of the greatest Britons of all time. He later wrote, ‘Never give in, never give in, never, never, never. Nothing, great or small, large or petty. Never give up.’

Abraham Lincoln
(1809–65) had an informal, rural education that amounted to around one year’s worth of classes from several disinterested, unqualified teachers. His first job, after leaving home at twenty-two, was to navigate a raft of merchandise down the Mississippi River from New Salem to New Orleans. He had to walk back. He joined the Illinois Militia as a captain and returned from the Black Hawk War as a humble private. He studied law but lacked the temperament to be a lawyer and, turning to politics, he finished eighth out of thirteen at his first election. He was defeated again in an attempt to be nominated for Congress and had his bid to become Commissioner for the General Land Office rejected.

In 1854 he lost a senatorial election and two years later, after helping to reform the Republican Party, lost the election to become its candidate for Vice President. In 1858 he lost another senatorial election and wrote to a friend, ‘I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel now were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on earth.’ In 1860 he was elected President of the United States of America and war almost immediately broke out. Once that was over, with Lincoln prevailing, his wife described him as ‘happy for the first time’. Weeks later, he was shot in the head.

Socrates (469–399 BC) is credited now as the founder of Western philosophy. In his day he was branded a corrupter of youth. He was portrayed during his lifetime as a clown who taught his students deception, and his ideas and theories frequently clashed with the perceived wisdom of the time. He appeared to even be a critic of democracy itself and dismissed those who were considered to be wise men as ‘knowing very little’. He publicly criticized the prominent members of Athenian society, made them appear foolish, and accused them of corruption. In response he was arrested, and convicted, for corrupting the minds of Athenians and not believing in the gods of the state. He was asked to propose his own punishment and he recommended a wage to be paid by the government and free dinners for life. In response he was sentenced to death by poisoning. A sentence that he inflicted upon himself by drinking hemlock.

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Henry Ford (1863–1947) had a modest education and, in truth, didn’t really invent the motor car and he certainly did not invent the engine or its fuel. In fact, it is hard to believe he was already forty years old when he established the company that would, in his own words, invent the modern age. Ford, a naturally curious boy, started work at the Edison Illuminating Company in 1891 and displayed such enterprise that he was promoted to Chief Engineer within two years. In this position he was able to devote some time to his great passion, engines and automobiles, which he had first learned of during a trip to Detroit. Ford was fascinated the Duryea brothers’ first attempts to create a petrol-powered car in early 1896 and resolved to return to his workshop and build his own version. His first effort was the Ford Quadricycle, which was, essentially, two bicycles side by side and powered by a crude engine. On the night of 4 June Ford carried out his first successful test run but it would be three years before he could find a backer for his venture and, together, they founded the Detroit Motor Company in 1899.

Sadly, although Ford knew how to build a car, he wasn’t able to build enough of them to make a profit, so his investors lost faith and the business closed down after only a year. But Ford wasn’t discouraged and formed a new plan to build a racing car. He saw this as the only way to promote his company nationally and within two years he had successfully raced his first motor. This attracted new investors and the Henry Ford Company was formed in November 1901. However, after a dispute with his fellow directors Ford resigned in 1902 and his former colleagues formed the Cadillac Automobile Company instead. Ford responded by arranging a new partnership (Ford & Malcomson Ltd) with Alexander Malcomson, a coal dealer, and with renewed energy set about building cars. However, the company soon ran into trouble and was in debt to a machine company owned by John and Horace Dodge to the tune of $160,000. The Dodges demanded payment but, with little chance of recovery, accepted shares in his company instead, which was then renamed the Ford Automobile Company in 1903. In July of that year, after seven years of failure, Ford sold his first car to a dentist from Chicago and within the first year had achieved sales of over 500 more and was already developing the ‘Model B’.

Sales remained modest over the following five years, although the company continued to trade, until 1908 when Ford succeeded in making a car that was cheap enough for the mass market, which he called his ‘Model T’. It would be another five years until Henry Ford solved his limited production problems by inventing what he called his ‘production line’, and thousands of Model Ts began leaving the factory to satisfy growing demand. Within a year the Model T had reached sales of over 250,000 and by 1918 half of all cars in America were Fords. In later life he reflected upon his early efforts and concluded that ‘failure affords you the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently’. Ford may not have invented the car or the engine but he did invent an industry that would lead to road building, service stations, fast food, petroleum and the traffic jam. By the time of his death Henry Ford was probably the most influential man of the twentieth century.

Walt Disney (1901–66) was thought to be destined for failure from the very beginning. An average student he only showed an interest in art, and later vaudeville theatre and early motion films. He was fired from his first job by a newspaper editor who thought his drawings lacked imagination and had to work in banking before he managed to find employment as a cartoonist but the studio soon failed and closed down. At the age of nineteen he and a friend formed their own art studio, which was also forced to close down shortly afterwards. Two years later he tried again and managed to secure a deal with a New York distribution company that promised to promote his work, but would only pay for it after six months. At one point he was so poor he was eating dog food in order to survive and had to, once again, give up and find paid employment. When he finally managed to create his own successful cartoon character in 1926 (Oswald the Rabbit) he attempted to renegotiate his deal with the distributor, Universal Studios, for a better rate of pay only to be informed that he had signed away his copyright for the character and the studio hired other artists to continue the series.

The following year he created Mickey Mouse and was told by MGM Studios that the idea was ridiculous as nobody would want to see a giant mouse on the screens. It would scare the women. Over the next fifteen years The Three Little Pigs was rejected, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was initially laughed at and production of Pinocchio had been halted as nobody could relate to a deceitful, delinquent juvenile boy. Bambi was dismissed as inappropriate. Bankrupted several times throughout his career Walt Disney was even told by the city of Anaheim, as they rejected his proposal for a theme park, that it would only attract riff-raff. And yet throughout all of his rejection and failures Walt Disney is remembered as the greatest, and most profitable, animator in history and he died in 1966 a fabulously wealthy man with a store-room full of Academy Awards.

Frederick W. Smith (b. 1944) is the founder and chairman of FedEx, one of the largest courier companies in the world. As a boy he was crippled by a rare bone disease although recovered enough to become a keen pilot by the age of fifteen years old. Whilst attending Yale University, where he studied economics, he wrote an essay outlining his idea for an overnight delivery service in the computer information age. Legend has it that he received a C-grade and was told by his professor that to achieve a higher mark his idea had to be at least feasible. The paper later became the business plan for world’s first overnight delivery company.

Frank Winfield Woolworth (1852–1919) worked as a stockroom boy in a general store as a teenager. He had been told by the owner that he ‘lacked the sense’ to be allowed to serve customers. Confined to the back room he had the idea for a shop where every item was priced at only five cents. In 1878 he borrowed $300 to open his first Five-Cent Store, which failed within weeks and closed down. In 1879 he tried again, but expanded his idea to include ten cent items. By 1911 the F. W. Woolworth Company traded from nearly 600 locations and at the time of his death, in 1919, his company was valued at nearly $1 billion in today’s money.

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How Wrong Can You Be? Part 2

In January 1970 Life magazine published a feature article that predicted growing air pollution would reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the surface of the Earth by at least one half. Whilst noting that some people may disagree, the feature argued that ‘scientists have solid experimental and historical evidence to support the prediction’.

‘The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty, just a fad.’ – President of the Michigan Savings Bank, warning Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Company.

1895 Lord Kelvin, the first scientist to take a seat in the House of Lords, declared that ‘heavier than air flight is not possible’. The following year Kelvin was also quoted as saying, ‘I have not the smallest molecule of faith in aerial navigation other than ballooning. I would not care to be a member of the Aeronautical Society.’ Mind you, as mentioned, Kelvin also predicted ‘no future’ for the wireless radio and in 1897 famously announced ‘everything that can be invented has now been invented.’

‘The Americans may be good at making fancy cars and refrigerators but that doesn’t mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing.’ So said Hermann Göring, commander of the German Luftwaffe, in 1942.

In October 1969 Margaret Thatcher announced: ‘It will be years, and not in my time, before a woman will become British Prime Minister.’ In 1979 she proved her own political judgement to be out of touch with reality, and not for the last time either.

Newsweek magazine, when predicting popular holiday destinations during the mid-1960s, recommended: ‘For the tourist who really wants to get away from it all then there will be safaris in Vietnam.’

Stan Smith (b. 1946) was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match as he was considered to be too clumsy and awkward around the court. He went on to play in three Grand Slam finals, winning two of them, and was champion of eighty-seven other tournaments around the world in a thirteen-year career. He also won eight Davis Cups.

‘Guitar bands are on their way out. The Beatles have no future in the music business.’ Decca Records to Brian Epstein in January 1962.

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‘It is an idle dream to imagine that automobiles will take the place of railways in the long distance movement of passengers.’ – American Railroad Congress report, 1913.

Variety magazine considered the rock ’n’ roll phenomenon of the mid-1950s and then declared: ‘It will be gone by June.’

Dr Paul Ehrlich has been prolific in his failed predictions. In a speech given during Earth Day in 1970 he confidently announced; ‘in ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish.’

‘It is apparent to me that the possibilities of the aeroplane, which two or three years ago were thought to hold the solution to the problem, have been exhausted and that we must turn elsewhere.’ – Thomas Edison, American inventor, in 1895.

‘You ain’t goin’ nowhere son, cept back to driving a truck.’ The Booking Agent of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to a 19-year-old Mr Presley in 1954.

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How Wrong Can You Be?

As a boy Charles Darwin abandoned all ideas of having a medical career and was often criticized by his father for being a ‘lazy dreamer’. Darwin later admitted, ‘I was considered by all of my masters, and my father, to be a very ordinary boy and rather below the common standard of intellect.’ Darwin later wrote, in the foreword to his ground-breaking book The Origin of Species (1869), ‘I see no good reason why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.’

‘Space travel is utter bilge.’ Dr Richard van der Riet Woolley, UK space advisor to the government in 1956 (Sputnik 1 was launched the following year)

Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most successful, and powerful, women on television, if not in the world. But it was no easy ride for the celebrated talk show host. Her path to fame and fortune has meant overcoming a rough and sometimes abusive childhood and enduring many career setbacks, including once being released from her job as a television reporter because she was considered ‘unfit for TV’.

‘Lee de Forest has said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years. Based on these absurd and deliberately misleading statements, the misguided public has been persuaded to purchase stock in his company.’ US prosecutors in 1914.

‘The sun rises and sets and returns to its place’ and that the ‘Lord set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved’. The Bible, claiming God had placed Planet Earth at the centre of the Universe and the Earth doesn’t move.

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‘To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon, where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth? All of that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.’ – Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom, in 1957.

‘The climate cannot be controlled.’ As Willis Carrier was advised before he invented air-conditioning in 1914.

‘There is no substitute for a man with a spanner,’ George Devol was told before he invented the robotic arm.

‘The Americans may have need of a telephone, we do not. We have perfectly good messenger boys.’ William Preece, Chairman of the Post Office.

‘Well-informed people know that it’s impossible to transmit the human voice over wires as may be done with the dots and dashes of Morse code, and that, were it possible to do so, the thing would be of no practical value.’ The Boston Globe, reviewing the telephone.

‘There is a young madman proposing to light the streets of London. With what do you suppose, smoke?’ Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) on hearing proposals to light the streets with gas lamps.

In September 1971 the outspoken American biologist and author of The Population Bomb (1968), Dr Paul Ehrlich, gave a speech to the British Institute for Biology during which he claimed: ‘By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands inhabited by seventy million hungry people. If I were a gambler I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000 AD.’ He also claimed that India would be ‘unable to feed more than two hundred million people by 1980’. The New Scientist magazine later endorsed the speech in an editorial entitled ‘In Praise of Prophets’. Ehrlich also predicted that sixty-five million Americans would starve to death during the 1980s and that by the end of the millennium the population of the United States would have dropped to only 22.6 million.

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‘Satellite communications are simply a tool for science, politics and propaganda.’ The US Air Force.

‘The machine gun is a much overrated weapon. Two per battalion is more than sufficient.’ General Douglas Haig, 1915.

‘The automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.’ Scientific American magazine, 2 January 1909.

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The British Can Change the World on May 7th

Instead of complaining about how Democracy is no longer working, other than in the interest of career politicians and their sponsors (a long list of complaints I have no intention of wasting time on here) the British people soon have a unique opportunity to change the political landscape for generations to come. And to show the rest of the democratic world exactly how to do it. In one day. One single day. May 7th 2015. Think about that for a moment. Take your time.

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And this is how to claim Government back for every other democratic parliamentary system on the planet who have, until now, relied upon your apathy for generations. This is the three step process towards a New World and not a New World Order.

1. On May 7th 2015 you MUST make sure you know who your local representative to the House of Parliament is.
2. Go to the Polling Station. Queue for hours if you have to. Morning, noon or night, rain, wind or snow.
3. Identify current incumbent on the ballot paper and then – VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

It doesnt matter who. This is not a campaign for one party or another. Just VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE and clear every single lying, expense abusing Member of Parliament out and start all over again, with whomever receives the most votes in each town or ward. Fair and square.

Whoever wins cannot be any worse than those who have sat in the last few Parliaments as your representatives. After the initial shock and upheaval the dust will soon settle. Civil Servants run Government anyway and so don’t worry about public services being affected. In fact, you will see just how little current MP’s actually do with your time, (you pay for it) because a complete clear out will make little or no difference to the administration of Great Britain, in the short term.

Make your vote really count for something this time and VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

The controlling three party political system will be shaken to the core as there are bound to be hundreds of independent MP’s taking seats who previously thought they had no chance of winning. Just imagine all the free voting in the chamber without a Three Line Whip? And that is the people taking back Parliament by using its own lawful structure.

Naturally the media and business barons will all begin the auction to buy up the new intake but their influence upon the parliamentary voting system may take generations to be effectively re-established. We can be rid for them, for now, if we VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

Current party leaders and their wealthy sponsors will not be able to influence a new Parliament because they will have lost their seats too, so there can be no interfering and cajoling from the opposition benches if they don’t have a seat on one of them. Don’t vote for whoever your chosen news feed or web browser encourages you to – VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.

If you live in one of those towns that has long been considered a Labour Stronghold, the Liberal Heartland or a Tory Safe Seat because your immediate ancestors always voted for one party or another, for they be stupid, then grow up and VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE this time. We can all live without political strongholds, heartlands and safe seats.

VOTE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE and reclaim Democracy, at least for a generation or two, and watch the rest of the world follow suit (Europe, America) If you don’t, and are watching the grinning, greasy face of somebody you can’t stand the sight of from your news feeds on May 8th, then don’t come running to me.

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