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Pledge “iwannabeacrony”

"I will pledge £10 to a fund to buy a peerage from Tony Blair but only if 50,000 other people will do the same."

— Justin McKeating, Purchaser of Patronage

Deadline to sign up by: 1st May 2006
22 people signed up, 49978 more were needed

Country: United Kingdom

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Media stories report that Tony Blair is to elevate several millionaires to the House of Lords. Each of these men have made substantial donations to the Labour Party:

Now, such rarified air has not been for the lungs of such mere voters as the likes of you and me.

Until now.

For the easily affordable price of ten pounds, you too could soon be napping in the House of Lords.

Money buys power and influence, so let us buy some of our own.

Upon reaching the magic figure of £500,000, a lottery will be held of the names of all those who pledged. The winner will then take a cheque for £500,000 to New Labour headquarters and exhange it for a peerage. That person will agree to be all the other pledgers' representative in the House of Lords.

For the small sum of ten pounds, you will have bought yourself a say in how this country is run.

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  • I just can't stomach the idea of handing any money over to the warmonger and his band of arse kissers.

    Sorry, no can sign.
  • You don't need half a million; Tony sells Peerages cheaper than that. A quarter should do the trick.
    Harry Armstrong, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Sign up for a place in the Parasites HQ, can't stand politicians never mind the other lot ! Never a mention of Democracy in all this, make the second chamber 'County House' with elected members from each county, not appointed by committees made up from the old boys brigade.
    almaman, 16 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is much easier than cash for questions!
    Mohammed el Fayed, 15 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Justin McKeating, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Tim Worstall
  • Chris Redmond
  • Tim Ireland
  • Claire Truscott
  • Chris Applegate
  • Dave Weeden
  • Paul Davies
  • Robin Grant
  • Clive Summerfield
  • Eddie Bernard
  • Garry Smith
  • Paul Brookfield
  • Philip Hunt
  • Paul Martin
  • Julian Nicholson
  • Len Fletcher
  • Simon Holledge
  • Ian Lavey
  • David Floyd
  • Alastair Crisp
  • Niels Rakhorst
  • Dywayne.V.Thomas

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