The winning entry…

NortonGlasgow2There were some witty and innovative entries for the Easter caption competition.  There was a natural tendency to focus on the cone, though others picked up on the leg, and the columns, appearing to be attached to my head.  One or two picked up on the fact that I was in Glasgow.  One may infer from Barry Winetrobe’s entry that the picture should have shown me wielding my sword to smite the enemy.

I was, yet again, spoiled for choice.  The entries got off to a splendid start with Tony Sands’ contribution (‘Mental note: Ensure that one’s own commemorative statute in Hull is positioned rather higher than that one’), which was  a real contender.  Tony Sands’ other entry also made me laugh, not least for its reference to Croatia, but you have to follow me on Twitter to know why that was so funny.  Jonathan’s entry was clearly based on a false premise, namely that Hull students may actually have some boring lectures.

After narrowing the choice down, I chose the winning entry on the grounds that it constituted a wonderful combination of the picture with what else I have been writing about recently.  The winner is Adam with:

‘That’s the last time a pundit fails to understand the Fixed-term Parliaments Act’.

If Adam would like to get in touch, a copy of The Coalition Effect will be on its way.

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Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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4 Responses to The winning entry…

  1. tizres says:

    Really sorry for interrupting Adam’s moment of glory, but there is another winner:

    “We will introduce votes for life, scrapping the rule that bars British citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years from voting.”
    p50: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/manifesto2015/ConservativeManifesto2015.pdf

    Fabulous! A lot of people will be thanking you for getting it this far, me included.

    My apologies to Adam, again.

  2. Adam says:

    Ah thank you, excellent news (and a wise decision if I may say so 😉 ). My address for correspondence is:

    Adam Evans
    Department of Politics and International Relations,
    School of Law and Politics,
    Cardiff University,
    Museum Place,
    CF10 3AX

  3. maude elwes says:

    I hope this little addition is going to be floated in the main newspaper headlines. I am sure that will be an incredible vote winner. LOL. Every person who becomes a British national, covering millions of immigrants from across the planet, once they make their fortunes and return home to their countries of origin, will be able to continue voting in our general elections so that their voices can be heard ad infinitum. Oh, I do hope the Daily Mail picks that one up.

    Other than that, it sounds extraordinarily like a UKIP manifesto. And I don’t believe a word of it as it quite clearly is based on fantasy. A bit like the LibDems being sure they would never vote for education fees. No wonder they need to have a five year in office assurance as they would not see the year out with the line they give in this comic strip.

    Still, I suppose if they have the affront to put expenses cheats in safe seats as suitable for office, they will do anything they feel they can get away with.

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