Thursday, 29 April 2010

UK Celebrity Voters

The UK election has a week left to run and still large swathes of the country are undecided as to cast their vote for the posh one, the one nobody knew a week ago or the one that was Tony Blair's mate so as usual it comes down to the public asking, ' Who is that woman off of Countdown voting for?'
As it is so tight, the celebrity World is stepping in to try and sway us because heaven knows i lay awake at night wondering what Frank Bruno makes of the plans to increase British manufacturing output.
In the red corner, backing Gordon Brown and the Labour party are JK Rowling, David Tennant, Eddie Izzard, Patrick Stewart and Chris Evans.
Backing the Conservatives are Cilla Black, Chris Rea, Frank Bruno, Joan Collins, Nick Faldo, Michael Caine and Carol Vorderman.
Pulling for the Liberal Democrats are Colin Firth, Jane Goldman, Chris Martin, Kate Winslett, Daniel Radcliffe and John Cleese.
While none of them look particular attractive, if an invite to a dinner party with celebrity guests dropped through my door from all the parties, i would choose to go to the Liberal Democrat one if they promised Chris Martin wouldn't be providing the entertainment.
The Tory line up looks like an invite from hell and the odds of being sat within hearing distance of Chris Evans spoils the chance to meet Eddie Izzard or David Tennant at the Labour Party shindig.
All in all a rather poor sprinkling of celebrity dust over proceedings although with a week to go their is still the chance of the famous 'if Labour/Conservative/Lib Dem win i'm leaving the country' quotes to flow forth from a washed up actor or singer.
Now that sort of celebrity endorsement will sway our votes because i guarantee if Victoria Beckham said it, the party she said would force her out would win by a landslide.


Cody Bones said...

I have to say that I have a soft spot for Mr. Caine, don't ask me why, maybe Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Who knows?

Cheezy said...

Michael's a legend! So many great flicks (Zulu, Get Carter, The Ipcress File, The Italian Job, Mona Lisa, The Quiet American, Children of Men, Harry Brown).... and so many stinkers too (The Swarm, Escape to Victory, Jaws: The Revenge etc.)

He kinda always plays himself, but that's part of his charm :)

Falling on a bruise said...

Mickey Caine may not be the greatest actor ever, i would consider him a very average actor, but has made some good films. Just sounds a bit of a miserable git though.

Cody Bones said...

Hanz, I've been meaning to ask. Why did you ditch the "Paul" persona from last time you took over? Not that it makes any difference, just curious

Falling on a bruise said...

Ask away Cody. Previously it was just a temporary thing so i went with my name but as this is now permanent, i put some thought into it and i came up with the idea that a slightly mispelt version of Hans whould be a bit more unique.

Cody Bones said...

Works for me. Hanz it is, oh and BTW Cody is my dogs name. Joe is the given one.

The Ghost of Richard Nixon said...

I was never in favor of celebrity endorsements until Guy Lombardo came out publicly in favor of me.

I know that swung a few votes my way.

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