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Nick Clegg’s political remains arrive at deserted Wootton Bassett

For the first time in its history, Wootton Bassett – known for its deeply moving and dignified demonstrations of respect and mourning to fallen military personnel – was completely deserted today as the remains of Nick Clegg’s political career arrived in the Wiltshire town.

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Posted: May 9th, 2011
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Calls for Eurovision Song Contest to adopt AV

‘Why have we been coming last all the time? Because we’re unpopular or the songs are atonal crap? Of course not, it’s because the voting system used is deeply flawed.’

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Posted: Mar 11th, 2011
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‘Go Now’ Gaddafi tells Clegg

Colonel Gaddafi has called on Nick Clegg to put an end to the bitter in-fighting in the UK by standing down.

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Posted: Mar 1st, 2011
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Tribal leadership embroiled in ‘alternative goat’ electoral debate

Tebbitt still in with a chanceLeadership contests in a remote Kurdish tribe have been thrown into disarray by the introduction of the ‘alternative goat’ system. ‘It used to be so simple,’ said Amed, a returning officer. ‘The elders of a village would each put their best goat forward into a race, and the winning owner would lead the village and represent it at tribal level for the next five years. This first past the post system had its imperfections, but at least it produced a clear winner.’

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Posted: Feb 22nd, 2011
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‘First past the post’ to be abolished for London Olympics

‘We’ve learned from the recent election’ declared Lord Coe. ‘The ballot lasted 15 hours but discussions about who would form the next government continued for several days. This would let us cut costs by reducing the number of events but keeping TV coverage going for days.’

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Posted: May 25th, 2010
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