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Working from rome

I am quite tempted to vote for Robespierre in the European elections, masquerading as Jean-Louis Pascual, a bus-driver who has lived in Reading for many years. Will he be asking, in monster mode, for cheese and wine orgies. Alas, no! His goals are more mundane: he wishes to become President of France. From 2006, since this competitor to Sarkozy has been around for a while:

The “Roman Party” is listed in the Evening Post as:

‘Jean-Louis Pascual, a bus driver who was born in France but has lived in this counrty for 11 years, explained the Roman Party referred to the phrase “When in Rome do as the Romans do”.

He said: “This is all about people coming to this country and becoming part of the community.

“There are some people who come here and stay separate, living in groups and keeping to their own culture.

“It is fine to keep in your own culture in your home, but outside it you should not be separate.”

Mr Pascual, 36, of Watlington Street, is standing for Reading Borough Council because he wants to be a “minister or president” in his own country.

He told the Evening Post: “I believe that if I get recognition in this country then I will be recognised in my own country. It is difficult to come to power in France if you are not wealthy.”

He said because he was single and without children and family here, he could not be corrupted.

He also suggests British jails should be moved abroad to Russia and the money saved should be spent on the NHS.

I rather prefer his criminal justice policy. Remember tomorrow is the day when you can stand up and be counted.

3 comments to Working from rome

  • More power to people like Pascual, whose one-man bands need to be encouraged in the list elections we use for the Euro elections. It is neither affordable or encouraging to be an independent in the Euros.

  • Paul Marks

    I understand that the post was meant as humour and by making a serious point I show (yet again) that I have no sense of humour – but I will make a serious point anyway.

    Those people who wish to remove the extra layer of government that is the European Union (with all the cost of its regulations and so on – and the knock on effects for national and “regional” government) do have a party to vote for today and that party stands a good chance of winning some seats and thus making a point.

    But only if people vote for it.

  • Paul Marks

    Update – in spite of so many anti E.U. groups being on the ballot paper (in the East Midlands at least one of these groups was fake – set up simply to have a similar name to UKIP in order to confuse the voters) the United Kingdom Independence Party did very well in the vote.

    Also the Conservative party did run on a manifesto of taking back powers from the E.U. (whether Mr Cameron and co are to be believed is another question).

    Therefore 7 out of 10 people in Britain voted for less power for the E.U.

    70 per cent.

    Is this a clear enough vote for the elite to see?

    Most likely not.