Saturday, 20 September 2008

Brown and Potter: The stuff of Children's Stories

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has donated £1m to the Labour Party, the party has announced. Ms Rowling said she was motivated by Labour's record on child poverty and opposed a Conservative plan to give tax breaks to married couples.

According to the BBC, her donation will boost Gordon Brown as he tries to calm unrest among party members at Labour's annual conference.

Just as other political parties are burning their Potter books in disgust, a new print-run has been made to keep the British public content.

  • Harry Potter and the Chancellor's Stoney Face

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Commercial Crisis

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of his own Destiny

  • Harry Potter and the Gordon in line to be Fired

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Public Boot

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Brained Schemes

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Silence among his MPs

Update: Tory Bear has more on this and sticks his paw where it hurts. So does Iain Dale with his "Arise, Baroness Rowling of Hogwarts". We should all try and stop being so cynical ;)

6 comments:

Anonymous 20 September 2008 at 13:42  

What record on Child Poverty?

With such a bung, perhaps she's looking to get into that establishment for Warlocks, Witches and Wizards, the House of Lords?

Baroness Rowling of Hogwarts!

Louise 20 September 2008 at 16:40  

His government's record on child poverty is only marginally better than that of the Welsh Assembly Government. WAG's promises are unrealistic and a sick joke.

Anonymous 20 September 2008 at 18:30  

JK appears to still inhabit the land of fairytale. Hasn't relative child poverty gone up under caring Labour?

Anonymous 20 September 2008 at 18:32  

I fail to see how paying off a small percentage of Labour's debts is going to help child poverty. More fool her.

simple 20 September 2008 at 18:36  

A writer of fiction motivated by Labour's fictional record on child poverty, rather than their real record on improving children's lives and prospects.

Anonymous 20 September 2008 at 20:46  

Isn't it a mark of a society the way it treats its young people? (and old people and animals)

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