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Here it is. Your chance to stop doing something at the next general election!

Eddie Mair | 13:48 UK time, Friday, 29 May 2009

Yes. It's all the rage. MPs announce they WILL stop being MPs...but not until the next General Election.

Now, in a PM Blog Exclusive, you can publicly declare what YOU will stop doing at the next general election.

Just use our handy template and leave your comment.

"I (YOUR NAME) hereby declare that I will stop (YOUR IDEA) at the next General Election."

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  • 1. At 2:10pm on 29 May 2009, Sid wrote:

    "I Sid hereby declare that I will stop hunting wild beaver at the next General Election."


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  • 2. At 2:13pm on 29 May 2009, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I Fearless Fred hereby declare that I will stop making resolutions at the next General Election.

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  • 3. At 2:22pm on 29 May 2009, T8-eh-T8 wrote:

    "I T8-eh-T8 hereby declare that I will stop exciting Chinese Army Officers at the next General Election."

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  • 4. At 2:27pm on 29 May 2009, The Wrath Is Come wrote:

    "I The_Wrath_Is_Come hereby declare that I will stop battering sausages at the next General Election."

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  • 5. At 2:30pm on 29 May 2009, monkeypuzzles wrote:

    ...not laughing at Peter Mandelson. I've just heard him say that a lot more MPs will be paying back their expenses. Is this the same man who claimed for house repairs just after he resigned from Parliament? Surely he'll be banished by the election so that so that there will no need to laugh at him any more!

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  • 6. At 2:44pm on 29 May 2009, Dr Bee wrote:

    I Dr_Bee hereby declare that I will stop declaring to stop declaring ∞ at the next General Election.

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  • 7. At 2:49pm on 29 May 2009, Dr Bee wrote:

    oh - hmmm.. guess it didn't like my attempt at a superscript infinity sign :D

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  • 8. At 3:23pm on 29 May 2009, Thorfinn wrote:

    I the Underwoodsman declare that I will stop voting at the next General Election because it only encourages them.

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  • 9. At 3:26pm on 29 May 2009, lordBeddGelert wrote:

    "I bedd gelert hereby declare that I will stop using the guardian and telegraph as slightly more upmarket versions of Heat and Closer gossip magazines at the next General Election."

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  • 10. At 4:11pm on 29 May 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    "I DI_Wyman hereby declare that I will stop getting annoyed with Linda Snell at the next General Election."

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  • 11. At 4:11pm on 29 May 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    I Big Sister, hereby declare that I will stop turkeys voting for Christmas at the next General Election

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  • 12. At 4:17pm on 29 May 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    I can't vote in the UK.

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  • 13. At 4:37pm on 29 May 2009, Izzy_T-Me wrote:

    DiY (10) - sorry, don't believe you! You're just like all the others with their manifestos that are meaningless..... ;o)

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  • 14. At 5:15pm on 29 May 2009, invisibleatheist wrote:

    5. monkeypuzzles - he isn't elected so the election won't bother him. Unfortunately, he's laughing at all of us.

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  • 15. At 5:15pm on 29 May 2009, Fifi wrote:

    I Fifi declare that I will stop voting at the next General Election (but only because I won't be home and cast my postal vote 2 days ago, so there).

    ...and I am unanimous in this!

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  • 16. At 5:15pm on 29 May 2009, DI_Wyman wrote:

    Izzy, no, honest! I think she is in the show just to wind me up! Oh and Ruth Archer with her "Oh Noooooooooo".

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  • 17. At 9:31pm on 29 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    I Joseph Alfonso Horatio Linton Hornblower Reginald Piss-pot Dunn Declare that I will stop hating my parents at the next election.

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  • 18. At 5:49pm on 30 May 2009, Lady_Sue wrote:

    I, Lady Sue, hereby declare that I will stop exhaling, leaning to one side and whistling 'Dixie when I get on the scales at the date of the next General Election.

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  • 19. At 6:03pm on 30 May 2009, Charlie wrote:

    fjd 17

    Why not consider forgiving them now?

    They couldn't help it...

    http://www.artofeurope.com/larkin/lar2.htm

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  • 20. At 6:22pm on 30 May 2009, Charlie wrote:



    Well, I'd already stopped playing this but now, it seems, it's coming back.

    So, I'll have to stop playing it all over again...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8075223.stm

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  • 21. At 6:38pm on 30 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Yea Charlie, Good poet. You know he worked in a University library - just like me.



    They *do da* you up your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.

    Still it could be worse, ask Johnny Cash, better known as the boy named Sue.

    Da daaa. I thank you.

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  • 22. At 6:44pm on 30 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Charlie
    Except it would be a little difficult to ask Johnny though wouldn't it.

    Don't blame you about giving up the instrument. Try getting to a gig on the tube....or on anything.

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  • 23. At 6:57pm on 30 May 2009, Charlie wrote:

    fjd 21


    "A boy named Sue..."

    Y'know fjd, life's strange.

    When my mother was carrying me, I'm told, she hoped for a girl. And, her daughter's name was going to be Charlotte.

    Instead, she got me!

    Well, whoever said life was fair..?

    My father's "duty", in those days, was to register my birth. I'm told, he and my mother agreed upon "my" name as Charles... A compromise (poor, I agree, but there we have it).

    My father, however had other ideas and, registered me as ......

    After himself and HIS male family members.

    My mother by all accounts was furious!

    Nevertheless, from the day of my birth Mother and, everyone else, has called me "Charlie"

    Yet "my" documentation, refers to me as ......

    You've no idea (I guess) of the problems all of this has caused me...

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  • 24. At 7:11pm on 30 May 2009, Lady_Sue wrote:

    Charlie: you entice us but don't tell us your "real" name.

    fJd@21: I'm presuming the "boy named Sue" is not a crack aimed in my direction?

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  • 25. At 7:15pm on 30 May 2009, Charlie wrote:

    L_S 24

    Given the situation I find myself in, I'm no longer sure (if I ever was) what my "real" name is...

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  • 26. At 7:16pm on 30 May 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    Charlie: Be grateful you weren't given the name of Primrose. I know somebody (a man) who was given this as a middle name, in order, I believe, to keep some family tradition going. However, he had to face the embarrassment of saying this aloud on many occasions, beginning at school, before his colleagues and others. I admire him for having stayed the course!

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  • 27. At 7:35pm on 30 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Lady sue,

    Don't be so paranoid. Nothing to do with your name. It was supposed to tie in with my (17) now come on keep up...and I thought I dealing with intelligence....

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  • 28. At 7:37pm on 30 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Lady Sue,

    And of course sids (19)

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  • 29. At 7:53pm on 30 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    I meant Charlie's (19) Der!

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  • 30. At 10:12am on 31 May 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    I knew a man named Valentine because he was born on Feb 14.

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  • 31. At 12:31pm on 31 May 2009, PeterPiper wrote:

    GB is incorrigible.

    He's at it today again. You'd think he's learn his lesson. He edicts that EVERY MP will be brought in front of a Star chamber of the commons and will have to account for evry penny of spending.

    I hope he has a consensus for this, this time. Last time he came over all decisive he had not got the agreement of the opposition parties and had to recant in entirety.......by the way, Has F Goodwin been taken to court yet as promised by Harriet Harman, no, of course he hasn't.

    This Govt. is coming crashing to the ground like a Junkers bomber.

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  • 32. At 12:51pm on 31 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    MegarichT

    Yeah, but all we have to replace them at present is what?

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  • 33. At 1:00pm on 31 May 2009, Charlie wrote:

    fjd 32

    funnyjoe,

    Do I sense a new career opportunity opening for you..?

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  • 34. At 1:07pm on 31 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    Charlie,

    Oh I do hope so!

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  • 35. At 5:06pm on 31 May 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 36. At 5:07pm on 31 May 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    fJd 27, Is Lady Sue a boy?

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  • 37. At 5:21pm on 31 May 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    Let's try that again without the 'offending word':

    I've decided that Brown's full name is Gordon 'Wait and See' Brown. He was so frustrating on the Andrew Marr show with that smirk. And Marr could hardly shut him up to ask another question. You'd think it was all his idea to expose the expense scandal and The Telegraph only beat him to it by a couple of weeks. But he didn't want to discuss individual (ie, Labour cabinet members) MP's expenses.

    I taped the Cameron interview, but haven't watched it yet. Probably more waffle.

    I heard Mandelson slag off Cameron for his expenses and then said that it was only political posturing (or something like that) for Cable and Clegg to question Labour MPs' expenses and that it was beneath them to do so.

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  • 38. At 8:22pm on 31 May 2009, funnyJoedunn wrote:

    David (36)

    No, as far as I know. you are witness to a slight miss understanding that really means nothing. Don't worry.

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  • 39. At 8:22pm on 31 May 2009, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    I've clean forgotten what the financial scandal was that led to Mandelson leaving the first time -- or was it the second?

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  • 40. At 10:17am on 01 Jun 2009, David_McNickle wrote:

    fJd 38, Maybe she's never heard of Johnny Cash.

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  • 41. At 10:22am on 01 Jun 2009, Big Sister wrote:

    39 - Wasn't it the interest free home loan from Geoffrey Robinsons that he didn't declare in the register of interests?

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  • 42. At 11:40am on 01 Jun 2009, mittfh wrote:

    I, mittfh, hereby declare that I will stop believing politicians (of all colours and none) will do anything useful for the country at the next election...
    ...unless they are forced to reveal the details of *all* their income (including business interests - which would hit the Blues even harder than gardening interests!)...
    ...and are prohibited from employing accountants to help them 'hide' their wealth from HMRC...
    ...hell, and are prohibited from owning offshore accounts to boot :)
    ...and any other conditions I think of in the meantime :D

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  • 43. At 5:35pm on 10 Jun 2009, ardvaak wrote:

    I will stop voting Tory, Labour or Lib Dem at the next election.

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  • 44. At 00:46am on 18 Jun 2009, Roland George wrote:

    I shall stop listening or reading biased BBC comments... for example: Precise number and vauge words and implied difference ....and I quote:

    "Five Labour MPs have been banned by the party from standing at the next election due to questionable claims while a number of Tory MPs have been forced to stand down at the next election because of their conduct. "

    Get your act together BBC writers and reporters.

    Bias is unjust and suggests that the writers are seeking to move opinion and affect voting action.

    THAT IS WRONG.. reporting should be impartial.. do you all understand that word?

    Think about it!

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