Cafe worker, SGI-UK Buddhist and fool Eric Mutch has announced his intention to change his name by deed poll to “Mr Corrupt Self Serving Lying Thieving B’stard” and stand as a candidate in the forthcoming election, for Mayor of Bristol on 15 November 2012, under the campaign slogan “My Promise: Free Money For Everyone”
When asked, why he is doing it, the future Corrupt B’stard said “to save paper, this way they’ll only need one name on the ballot”
When asked if he thinks he will win he replied, “well if I don’t then some other corrupt, self serving, lying, thieving b’stard will”
He says he chose the campaign slogan “My Promise: Free Money For Everyone” because he has a single manifesto pledge. He will turn Bristol City Council into the Bank of Bristol and print a local currency, “The Bristol Pound” and pay an annual Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee to all Bristol residents of £15000 Bristol Pounds a year, index linked to inflation.
This annual Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee will be paid to all residents of Bristol regardless of whether they are working, non working or retired.
The “Bristol Pound” will be exchangeable for “£UK Pounds Sterling” at “The Bank of Bristol” on a £1 Bristol Pound = £1 Sterling Exchange Rate.
He will fund the Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee with a local sales tax on all “Bristol Pound” transactions , and there’s also the £1billion funding pot, that now only Bristol can apply for, seeing as we’re the only city who said yes!!
Corrupt B’stard believes that politics is a vocation and not a career and therefore, will also, only accept a wage, while in office, of the national average income of £489 a week. In bristol pounds of course.