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Politics, on a horse

Gordon! Get yourself a wagon and a poem.

Wonderful news from Slovakia today (thank you to the Slovak Spectator). It appears that the Slovak agriculture minister, Stanislav Becík, has taken to poetry and horse-drawn carts to spread his message to the people. Gordon Brown might be doing social work in Kirkcaldy, but is he travelling the length of the country in a modified gypsy caravan with political slogans on the side? No, he is not.

In the global ranking of Ludicrous Political Stunts, where David Cameron's wind turbine charges in at number one, Becík has made an extraordinary entry into second position. This is the stuff of greatness. And the poem! Oh, the poem. Here's a sample:

In the whole world, farmers are best,
No other caste can pass the test,
Keep them always in deep respect,
Your gratitude never defect.

Gordon! Come on! Write a poem. What about:

In the whole world, Brownies (also known as people strong-armed by Mandy) are best,
No other bunch can pass the test,
Keep them always in deep respect,
And please for God's sake support us otherwise everything will go tits up come the election and I'll have to go back to hanging out in Kircaldy all the time (a week was enough) and stop holding big international world-saving summits which will be rubbish.

(Yes, yes, I know, it doesn't quite scan yet. But come ON, Gordon, live a little.)