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Saturday, 7 February 2009

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I didn't vote for him!

It is official, the general man (or woman) in the street does not understand the way that their own government is selected or run.

One man, Arnold Lock, 58, of Gorton, Manchester was one such man (or woman in a bad wig) in the street, and was asked about Gordon Brown.

"Aye, I did not vote for him," Lock said. "I voted for Tony Blair, I did."

It was then pointed out, that as a member of Gorton West, he'd actually voted for Gerald Kaufman, the MP for Gorton, who was Labour, despite being entitled and a judge.

"I voted for Labour, I'll have you know!" Lock was quite vehement.

Surveys across the nation have shown the same reaction. People actually believe that they vote for the Prime Minister in a general election. The Brilliantly Nice Party who paid for the survey are still unsure how to use the information, but believe that having a charismatic leader may help them win the next general election, regardless of which hideous man (or woman) stands for the local elections. Afterwards, he can stand down, and let somebody who knows what they are doing take over.

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