Monday, 26 April 2010

I vote for the Tea Party

While driving to work this morning, listening to Radio 4, I heard about the Tea Party and how this revived american-based form of taxation protest [based on the historical Boston Tea Party] is rapidly catching on in the U.K.

I had no idea what a Tea Party stands for but immediately started to make up names for what could be served at a political tea party:

Gordon Brownie

David Macaroon

Jack Strawberry Shortcake

Hazel Eclairs

all served with Alistair Darjeeling

I've since done some research on what the Tea Party movement is about and Time online says:

"Taxation has become a hot button in next month's British parliamentary election: Labour had proposed increasing the National Insurance, which opponents call a jobs tax. Conservative Party front runner David Cameron came out against it, boosting his campaign. "The [American] Tea Party movement has caught a lot of people's imagination in the U.K., and the frustrations are very, very similar," says Mark Wallace, campaign director for the TaxPayers' Alliance, which started six years ago with just a dozen supporters and now boasts 40,000 members. "A lot of people are angry about government waste, what with the scandal over members of Parliament's flagrant expenses at the cost to the British taxpayers last year. They're angry that no political party currently represents their frustrations." more here and here and here.

Any other suggestions for the Tea Party menu?

Photos thanks to CCL - digyesica, norwichnuts,chriscampbell and crumpart


Catherine said...

Haha I love the names you made up; thats one Gordon Brownie I would love to be in the same room as! :)

Unknown said...

What an awesome post, you are so witty and clever. :D
*kisses* HH

Janice said...

That is just brilliant! Made me laugh so much. George Bourbon biscuit?

Nick P said...

Loving the Gordon Brownie! YUM

MaryMoh said...

Haha...this is so funny!!! I really love all the names. You really make my day. I am just so engrossed in the political campaign to know what each has to say. I wonder who to trust! We better Keep Cooking Keep Smiling! :D