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Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Democratic Godfather: a rant.

We've had elections in Britain for various local councils, national assemblies, city mayors, and Police & Crime Commissioners.

Not many people bothered to vote in the Police & Crime Commissioner elections. Various theories have been put forward as to why this might be, such as that P&CC is a newish post, or that people don't understand what a P&CC is supposed to do.

But, hang on, it's obvious why people didn't vote, isn't it?

I mean, who would anyone want to elect someone to commission crime?

Word To Use Today: commission. This word comes from the Latin committere, to commit. 

Which, actually, just makes things seem even worse,

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