by Rob Beschizza
Boing Boing / 2017-06-08 23:02
Lord Buckethead, standing against British Prime Minister Theresa May in the country’s Wednesday general election, won a staggering 249 votes. The “intergalactic space lord” who “enjoys planet-conquering” and “dominating inferior species” (and UK TV light entertainment classic Lovejoy) fought for office in the Maidenhead, Kent constituency hitherto and henceforth considered a safe seat for May’s Conservative party.
Though Buckethead did well, May retained her seat by thousands of votes.
The nation as a whole, however, is unexpectedly up for grabs: May, convinced by opinion polls that a snap election would yield a landslide mandate for her Brexit agenda, instead found herself reeling against a resurgent Labour Party, led by the suddenly and unnervingly competent old-timey socialist Jeremy Corbyn. Though her party seems likely to retain the largest vote and perhaps a very slim majority in Parliament, her cred is toast. And Corbyn’s success is energizing the left, and not just in Britain…
The far-right UKIP party seems to be utterly vanquished, too, a sweet outcome for anyone left of Mussolini.
That said, given the assumption Corbyn’s Labour party will hang parliament without quite gathering enough seats to topple the Tories, are you ready for Prime Minister Boris? Just imagine how great he’ll look in photo ops with Trump.