Tomorrow it is local election day in Newcastle Upon Tyne. As usual it will be a two ass race between the Liberals and the Labour Party (the Tories are not highly regarded by the unemployed masses of Geordie Land). Both parties seem to have only one intent should they become the majority party on the council and that is to make life for us as miserable as possible by bringing in as many local ordinances as possible designed to stop us enjoying ourselves and to make getting from point a to point b as difficult and as expensive as possible. The Liberals are the worst. They are fixated with bus lanes, cycle paths and teachers with children. Unfortunately this has resulted in chaos on the roads, near death experiences for pedestrians who used to be able to walk through their local park without being run down by lycra clad old men on pushbikes and the most obnoxious generation of middle class brats Newcastle has ever known.
So, I tend to vote for the candidates with the least chance of winning so, at least, nobody can blame me for the fact it now takes them four times as long to get into work and have to take out a second mortgage to pay for a day's car parking. Last time I voted for the Green Party with great success - they polled 700 votes and lost their deposit.
But my voting system is not just based on a selfish desire to avoid responsibility. I do also think that it is a Christian's duty to always support the underdog especially if they have been having a hard time of it recently.
This year I'm voting for the Al-Qaeda candidate.