The general election looms ever closer and the parties have all had their say. Although the majority of their say always seems to involve telling us who not to vote for, rather than why we should vote for them.
I’m looking to vote for the party whose policies would most benefit me. Which got me thinking, what if my small
dictators people could make the rules? What would their policies be? And more importantly would you vote for them?
I asked my 5-year-old son what he would do if he was the boss of the world. After much discussion about the castle he would live in, these are election promises.*
- We need to make equal living standards for all. We pledge a minimum pay for pocket-money for all children from the age of three upwards.
- The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas will all receive pay rises above the rate of inflation.
- Everyone should get free money and weekends should be longer. (He gets my vote on this one).
Health & The NHS
- Green Jelly Babies are counted towards one of the five a day healthy eating requirements, because they are the same colour as peas but taste much nicer.
- Ice lollies will become an integral part of the sun safety campaign. Every time sun cream is applied Ice lollies should also be consumed.
- Doctors Surgery’s will have an obligation to keep children entertained for long wait times by showing Cbeebies in the waiting room.
- All children will have the same bedtime, and parents trying to put their children to bed when it is still light will have to go to jail. (His actual words).
- A Minimum of three bedtime stories will become the national requirement.
- Magazines will become educational material on the national curriculum, including the free
tattoy that comes with them.
- No more magic maths at school. (Again, his words).
- Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom and Mr Maker should make personal appearances at all birthday parties.
- There is never an inappropriate time to dress as Batman.
- Everyone has two birthdays a year.
What rules would your small people add?