Saturday 20 February 2010

Spot the Labour Election Slogan

1) Full fathom five thy father lies
2) Far from the fiery noon
3) The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew,/The furrow followed free
4) A future fair for all
5) When fishes flew and forests walked

I think the Labour Party may be on to something. There's a funereal and melancholy grandeur to alliterative Fs. Returning to the traditional, indigenous alliteration of Anglo-Saxon verse (since ruined by Norman immigrants) may even claw back some votes from the BNP. There's also the delicious verbal hint of "A future free-for-all", which gets my vote.

A working draft of the Labour manifesto

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