World leaders as diverse as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hamid Karzai and Kim Jong-il were lining up today to endorse the UK general election as a shining example of the democratic process.
‘This is exactly how an election should be run,’ said the Iranian President. ‘We’ve all tried the locking-the-doors-at-ten trick, but sending voters away for a lack of ballot papers? I wish I’d thought of that one.’
Although Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was said to be disappointed at the lack of opposition supporters being beaten senseless by hired goons, he admitted to being generally happy with the level of corrupt postal voting. ‘And I tell you what,’ he continued. ‘I really like that idea about the guy getting the fewest votes staying on as leader.’