Thursday, 29 April 2010

A Vocabulary from UK Election News

In last night BBC 24 News, I learned about the new word "BIGOT"
Wiki says "bigot" (in modern usage) is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own or intolerant of people of different ethnicity, race, or class. It is also mean a French surname.

The current Prime Minister, Mr. Brown said it to a lady pensioner who had questioned him about immigration. She heard it that word because the PM wasn't aware that his micro-phone was still on. It is said that he was genuinely sorry and he did apologise. My lecturer told us about the former Labour Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott who visited to Wales a few years ago , He punched a protester who threw eggs at him. Yeah, politics is so fascinating.

Elections in every country are very stressful for the politicians. The whole world is watching this most important process and the voters will decide the facts and the way they try to appeal to voters in their campaign before election. The main interest from the voter's perspective is employment, health, immigration, the economy, taxation, changes etc. Schools are being used as voting station on the 6Th of May.

A British lady named Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), demanded from parliament for the right to vote for all women. It is said that Britain was reported to be discriminatory towards women expecially in terms of the right to vote.

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