When analogies go pear-shaped

Guardian: AV referendum: The weapon of choice

… But the no campaign's claim that A[lternative] V[ote] gives some voters two votes, also made by former foreign secretaries led by Douglas Hurd, is equally absurd. As Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, said on last week's Question Time, if I ask you to buy me a Mars but a Mars is not available and I suggest you buy a Twix instead, I will not receive two bars of chocolate.

Erm… Actually, if you receive a Twix™, I think you'll find that you do indeed end up with two bars of chocolate.

Me? I'll be voting yes. I can't stand those new, female-friendly Mars™ bars. They're little more than Milky Ways™. They would never have happened if our voting system was not fundamentally undemocratic.

1 thought on “When analogies go pear-shaped

  1. Female friendly Mars bars? That reminds me of a story about Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull. now read on dot dot dot

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