In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

The Parrot from on High Speaks of Democracy


As our General Election continues, and in the light of much of its content, we might ask this question : what is the difference between an election and an auction ?

Answer 1 : at an auction, cheats need to be more careful than at an election, as we punters get a better chance to examine properly the goods on offer.

Answer 2 : at an auction, the best items cost most, at an election, the worst.

Answer 3 : a wrong decision at an auction is a waste of money, at this election a wrong decision will be a waste of life.