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Rock Hard Election: The AV Referendum

May 7, 2011

“This baby doesn’t need an alternative voting system, she needs a cot or whatever. Vote No To AV”

“This army chap doesn’t need an alternative voting system, he needs guns and that. Vote No To AV”

“This other baby doesn’t need an alternative voting system, it needs food and stuff. Vote No To AV”

The above are actual real life quotes from the No To AV campaign posters, probably. The insinuation of the adverts was that anyone voting in favour of AV was costing the country a huge amount of money we need for other things and, in turn, killing babies and soldiers, but to anybody with their critical faculties in order the adverts just read like two unrelated statements picked from a hat and tied to an emotive photograph. Now I know their formula I’ve come up with some slogans for the No campaign in the next referendum on electoral reform, which I predict will be in the 20,011.

“This asthmatic teenager doesn’t need an alternative voting system- she’s wearing a blue hat. Vote No To Electoral Reform”

“This elderly gentleman from Suffolk doesn’t need an alternative voting system- Dr Dre’s real name is Andre Young. Vote No To Electoral Reform”

“This Yorkshire Terrier doesn’t need an alternative voting system- Why don’t corner shops do penny trays anymore? Vote No To Electoral Reform”

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