It has a been a while since our last update and we have several important things to say:
First, we must make comment about the recent "elections". We are pleased to note that our 1st choice option of "no" in the referendum was passed. The retention of First Past The Post is the best option for small parties such as our own. The "Alternate Vote" system would have meant that people voting for non-Mercian parties could transfer their votes to other non-Mercian parties, and hence beat our candidates; whereas it is unlikely any supporters of an anti-Mercian party would ever transfer votes to us.
Secondly, we welcome the decision of the people of Scotland to elect a majority Scottish National Party government. For too long Scotland has acquiesced to Wessex-Kentish imperialism, and it is to be hoped that the new regime will help other oppressed peoples within the so-called "United" Kingdom.
However, yet again, we received exactly no votes. It was suggested in committee that rather than the rampant electoral fraud we initially attributed this to, we had in fact neglected to nominate any candidates, an apparently necessary step in the Hanoverian regime. We have set up a working group to look into this explanation.
Finally, and a rather unusual topic for this site, we wish to talk about the recent kinematographic presentation by Marvel Studios and directed by Kenneth Branagh. That is to say: Thor. This is an adaption of the religion of the Mercian people. We enjoyed this film, and endorse it as an accurate representation of our beliefs, with the reservation that it seems unfortunate to cast an actor of Japanese ancestry in the role of the god Hogun. We had thought that everyone knew that the Eddas establish Hogun to be of Korean descent! Apparently this is incorrect.
Monday, 28 February 2011
This year has already seen revolutions in two countries in the world (Egypt and Tunis) to otherthrow oppressive regimes, and a third (South Sudan) will soon see independence! The Mercian Nationalist Party would like to express solidarity with these movements, and to call upon all Mercians to replicate this achievement, and otherthrow the despicable Wessex-Kentish state. To this end, we plan to recommend overlaying a small icon representing a blue and yellow ribbon in twitter icons. First, we must design one, and to this end we are having a competition to design such a "twibbon". Please send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, we must sieze the moment.