Monday, 11 May 2009
UK to Become Banana Skin Republic
As the MPs expenses fiasco reveals excesses on a daily basis we now here that Phil Hope is to repay a massive £41,709
The UK may as well dissolve its parliamentary system and become a fully fledged Banana Skin Republic
Becoming a Banana Skin Republic is apt because parliament is "Frequently the subject of mockery and humour, and is usually presided over by a dictatorial military junta that exaggerates its own power and importance" if the wikipedia article on the subject is to be believed.
Additionally a Banana Skin Republic "typically has large wealth inequities, poor infrastructure, poor schools, a "backward" economy, low capital spending, a reliance on foreign capital and money printing, budget deficits, and a weakening currency"
Supporting the idea House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin says"Change is needed" David Cameron expressed delight at the Prime Ministers decision to go for Banana Skin Republic status alledgedly saying that he had feared at one point that the country might be re-named Absurdistan
It is also rumoured that a Birmingham based premier league club is renaming itself Pancho Villa too.