Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Unique feminine pirates join the hospitals to take power in Sweden...

It is election time in Sweden the parties are fighting it out to take control of the Swedish Parliament. This time around it is not just the Labour Party and the Conservatives (Moderaterna) which is looking to gain control, a new array of parties are getting in on the action and I have taken a look at some of those contenders for the leadership reporting into the head of state King Carl Gustav the XVI.

If we just had some of those guys here in the UK it would make the election a bit more fun…

Unique Party, headed up by a Ms Linda Rosing (left), silicon implanted former Big Brother contestant also claims to be a model and singer launched the Unique Party in August 2006. Whilst election fever is gripping the country the Unique party is trying to be unique by not launching their election manifesto yet, apart from that they want all magazines and newspapers which publish pictures that have been retouched, to have the words fake embossed at the bottom of them…This is apparently to stop women thinking that models look like they do in the pictures in magazines…right…why don’t you stay with reality television shows since they have nothing with reality to do…

The Pirate Party, launched when the site Pirate Bay was raided by police in Stockholm summer 2006. Pirate bay was a file sharing site, sharing everything from computer software, games, music and movies. In direct contravention of the copyright law they insisted that it was their right to share these and that it was the copyright law which was wrong. So here we are now a strong contender for the 4% it needs to get a seat in the parliament.

What do they want? They want to abandon all forms of patents and copyright in Sweden including but not limited to medicine, software and music. All music in Sweden is copyrighted for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years. The party wants this to be reduced to 5 years from first release. They also wish to make it law that no internet or Telco operator can keep records of IP addresses sites visited and telephone calls made. From their manifesto they have only three points, One – Protect personal integrity, Two – Release culture, Three – Patent and monopoly is bad for society…Not once did they mention that they want lower taxes…

Unity Party the less that it said about this party the better it is, but here is a statement from their website. “Unity Party is a movement working to introduce loving visions into the politics in order to create a more human society. Our visions come from ideas about believing how most people wish the society to be. One of Unity's primary tasks is working to meet people's spiritual needs. Unity emphasises the individual's basic security, existential longing and human relations…hey lets join them for a bit of love…

The Hospital Party, this is not a joke a party has been launched called the Hospital Party. They are looking to put hospital care at the forefront of politic and the want VAT to be taken away from petrol…yes you read it here…they want to cancel VAT on petrol… this is of course not just going for the popular vote at all…do they want this so people can afford to drive to hospitals?

Swedish Democracy Party, these guys are looking to get the nationalistic vote so they are keeping it simple, probably because their voters are quite simple. No to the European Union. Swedes to be responsible for Sweden. High moral standards. Tough on crime and get rid of all drugs. Lower taxes and more jobs, no to immigration…right there we are simple and short…how they are going to pay for all of this is beyond me, after reading the manifesto, but lets give them a chance…What damage could they do to a very stabile economy in four years?

The Junelist...don’t ask me I did not invented this stupid name…Here we have some real crackpots…Yes to the European Union but not to be run by Brussels or any other central place…right guys so we are all going to sit in our cottages and say we want this, and Pedro in Spain is going to agree? Get real. Real jobs for everyone…What, like electing you into government? They are not going to put anything forward unless they have consulted, consultants and researchers to find out what the Swedish people want…Great idea so free ice cream to kids could be on the list of we all said so…Also just to ensure that they get some votes they want lower taxes…

Feminine Politics…The name would tell you a bit what you can expect here, but instead of me telling you what they are all about read their goals and see how long you can stay awake…

The goal for feminine politics is a society where people can develop their full potential, on an even playing field with others – irrelevant of sex, age, handicap, sexuality, colour or ethnic background. The work against discrimination due to sex is in the centre of our focus for such an analysis. Sweden is today at the forefront, even though formal equality between women and men have been reached, a society which systematically prejudice women. The feminine initiative will change this. Feminine Politics is much about revaluing the views on many of those daily activities and makings that is in our life. It’s a big and extensive work which demands regular negotiations in “lives arena” even in the parliament. Our starting point is that we are all different. Indifferences within groups can be the same as differences within groups. In the society we want to create, to be different is not to be bad…still awake? I can’t go on any longer as I feel my eyes closing and I have still to find out if they want to go for lower taxes like the rest of them?

Where is all of this going to end? Well according to the Swedish You Gov site Demokrati.nu the situation is as follows;

Left 33.1%
Right 39.6%
Our friends above a total of 27.3%

Now who said that politics couldn’t be fun? I’ll keep you posted on the developments…

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