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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-29-10 08:19 PM
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All hail Salisbury's King Arthur
Salisbury's independent candidate, modelled on the mythological king, seems more real than most politicians

One of the counts I will be most interested in following on election night will be the one down in Salisbury, where the ever-colourful King Arthur Pendragon is standing.

You've got to love him: a man in a dress who rides a motorbike and carries a dirty big sword called Excalibur around. If he wins he won't be able to take his sword into the chamber as there is a specific rule prohibiting this. There are, however, special loops in the member's cloakroom designed for hanging your sword up. I think Excalibur would feel very at home there.

When you go beneath Arthur's sword you are made to swear a vow to Truth, Honour and Justice. Perhaps politics as a whole would be a lot better if everyone who entered parliament was made to swear that vow.

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