Thursday, June 03, 2004

Matt,
This one's right up your alley!

I DRINK, THEREFORE I VOTE!

He copied the idea pioneered by former Democratic presidential contender Howard Dean and got a Labour activist to invite friends and neighbours round for coffee and biscuits and a chat with the candidate. Pundits predict a record low turnout for the June 10 elections, down from the 24.7 per cent in the last European elections in 1999, possibly even dipping below 20 per cent.

Conventional campaigning has failed to attract much media attention or catch the public’s imagination. But supporters of the European Movement hope its Saturday night pub crawl will succeed in reaching the voters.

They will hand out beer mats produced by the European Parliament with the slogan "I drink therefore I vote".

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