re: virus: General Election
Mon, 24 Mar 97 16:02:47 GMT

Lior wrote:

> Keep me wondering - Why are there always all those micro-parties with
> idiotic platform (a party of cab-drivers for instance), which waste
> their money on campaigns when they know they'd never get in Parliament?

I think they see themselves as a protest vote. For people who believe
in their part in government (such as myself), not voting is /not/ an
option. Without voting, you have no right to bitch about who gets in :)

Have you heard of the Monster Raving Loony Party, in England? They're headed
by ex-pop singer: Screaming Lord Such, and is made up of ridiculously
wealthy people who do it for the fun of it. They've got some ace policies,
such as floating Parliament down the the Thames a bit!