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Monday, 18 October 2010

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The swing vote?

 Aging front man for the legendary rock band The Rolling Stones has announced that he will run for a seat in The House of Commons. "I am serious" he told skeptical reporters.

"Why, Mick? Why are you doing it" Called out one reporter from the BBC.

"Well, I've  had a wonderful life I suppose...I mean, obviously I've done well for myself, It's all fives star luxury every day...and I've got lots of picture of m'self as a young lad, having a grand time. The problem is, I just can't remember any of it--it's all a bit of a fog. I want to do something different, something I can remember." 

The strutting singer appeared dazed by the ensuing chorus of questions hurled his way. "Which party will you represent, Conservative or Labour?" "Is a faulty memory a qualification to serve in Parliament?" "What exactly are your political views?" "Has the Queen Mother given her blessings to this venture?"

"Party? I'll form m'own party of course" Jagger began explaining, before one of his handlers could step forward to take over. 

"Mr. Jagger will run as an independent." Chimed in the spokesman. "He will side with the liberals on social issues, and conservatives on fiscal policy, as befitting his career and stature as a man of means. That's all for now, we'll sort out the details in due time."

As Jagger was hustled into a waiting limousine, the reporters could be heard murmuring the countless and inevitable proposed headlines..."New Beast of Burden For Parliament...Street-Fightin' Man to take on The House of Lords...No Sympathy for the Prime Minister"' etc. etc.  

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