"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
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.
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.
Justin McKeating, the Pledge Creator, joined by: