Team Nice Gets Political

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Team Nice Gets Political
Misery Ain't Working

This weekend column is brought to you by the founders of Niceties Tokens, Liz and Pete of Team Nice.

15. Poll-itics II

Last week we did a little poll about what people thought was important to some of the topical political parties.

What is the most important thing to our political parties then? There is so much information on these parties that it is tricky to tell. But from a quick look at their websites, the prominent messages that are targeted at us, the viewer, are as follows:

Labour – Education.

Conservative – David Cameron, but then crime comes in as a close second. (All part of social responsibility, innit?)

Lib Dems – Transport/justice and crime/heath education and skills/environment and the economy. So pretty much everything – but is that like a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’?

The Greens – An extra portion of green issues.

The Socialists – The strikes and unions this week – which is where they spend most of their time in supporting the working classes.

BNP – Being angry and horrible – well done guys… If you don’t want to give this website a page impression, then this is what it the main text says:

New feature: Idiot of the week - A new weekly feature naming and shaming the petulant home-grown jobsworths and the buffoons who are grossly overpaid, make and/or try to enact ridiculous decisions, and are, by popular acclaim ill-deserving of their perks, pensions and titles. Website visitors are invited to submit nominations to the usual address. While we expect the majority of nominations of "idiot of the week" to come from the public sector, any corporate boss on a very handsome salary who utters something he might later regret should also be considered for nomination.

That sounds like bullying to me.

Cupped hands

And UKIP – The euro and not being part of Europe, but also against the DNA database.

But as so many of us don’t vote, what is important to us? I’ll see what I can find out…

This weeks niceness…

… wasn’t actually my own – just something I observed, and whilst a bit gross, it was actually so full of love and sweetness that I almost wish I had done it.

I was on a train and there was a dolled up teenager dozing, sitting opposite a couple in their 40’s. As we neared the end of the line, there was suddenly a bit of noise and squawking. The teenager jumped up, as did the man – who must have been her dad. She wasn’t very well, and he let her puke into his cupped hands (as demonstrated by Lucy in the picture) before emptying it in to the nearby bin. That bloke is a hero for not only doing something so gross for his beloved daughter, but also for the sake of the all the passengers of the train. Gawd bless him.

By Liz Akers

Last Updated 09 September 2007