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'Milimonument' proves politics is now beyond parody

Published 05/05/2015 | 02:30

"People today are always complaining that politicians can’t be trusted and never keep their promises so, in an age of memes and viral photographs, what better way to instantly communicate a message of an unbreakable commitment than with a giant stone slab"

You can almost see why, in a moment of madness, UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband thought it was a good idea to etch commitments to the electorate on an 8ft 6in stone monument and vow to erect the monstrosity in the garden at Downing Street.

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People today are always complaining that politicians can't be trusted and never keep their promises so, in an age of memes and viral photographs, what better way to instantly communicate a message of an unbreakable commitment than with a giant stone slab engraved with a truncated version of Labour's manifesto.

"No one takes us seriously on immigration, but all of that will instantly change as soon as voters see 'Controls on immigration' carved in stone on a giant monolith," is probably how one PR flunky rationalised the plan during a brainstorming session.

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