Surely this must be the final word on the ongoing “Vote SNP, get Tory”, “Vote SNP, get a UKIP-Green hybrid” and “Vote Green, get lucky with an unwashed activist” nonsense.
Here is the government’s own Cabinet Manual, released in October 2011, subtitled “a guide to laws, conventions and rules on the operation of government”. If you’re so inclined, you can read the whole thing here, but I’ve picked out the important bits below.
You might notice a distinct lack of anything stating “the largest party gets to be the government”…
Former children’s entertainer Bungle the Bear today released a statement advising that he is not, and has never been, the deputy leader of UKIP.
The large bear, who starred in popular TV show Rainbow between 1972 and 1992, spoke out after rumours appeared online that he is now employed as MEP for North West England, serving as Nigel Farage’s second in command.
“I think this is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever read about myself on the internet. I’m all for it.”, Bungle told an ITV journalist this morning.
But the he soon poured cold water over the rumours, saying:
“Considering I’d been working on Rainbow for three years before the actual UKIP guy was born, it makes it very difficult indeed for this to be true.”
“But I do find it really funny that people are making things like this up.”