UK General Election – Game of Thrones Style

Today is the day of the U.K. General Election.  Voting used to be easy and just a choice between the Conservatives and Labour but these days it has got more longwinded and complicated that a George R R Martin series but without the redeeming features of Khaleesi (we do have dragons on the flag though) and Nigel Farage is a bit like Tyrion Lannister.

Whilst I already wrote a piece on it a month ago.  Those folks at Mashable.com have come with a guide to the election that mixes real life politics with Game of Thrones.  It’s great fun so just click on the link below.

UK General Election Game of Thrones Style

UK Party Leaders

UK Party Leaders – graphic from Mashable

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones characters. Graphic from Mashable.com

For some real life Game of Thrones tortures, read about my new book 101 Most Horrible Tortures in History.

101 Most Horrible Tortures in History

101 Most Horrible Tortures in History

Can’t think of a reason to vote, here are 900,000 of them from WW1 alone.

Tower of London Poppies

Blood swept land and seas of red. 888,246 poppies to remember each of our WW1 dead. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defence.

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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7 Responses to UK General Election – Game of Thrones Style

  1. samchyoke says:

    Ed Milliband is the most passionate and trustworthy person among them. Labour sounds much more realistic with their programmes and policies.

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    • I’m sure the election result will have shocked a lot of people. It looks like Labour and the LibDems will have to start from scratch. I didn’t vote for them but it is amazing and not very fair that UKIP was the third most voted for party and with more votes than the SNP but ended up with just one MP compared to the 56 or so SNP MP’s.

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  2. Boyer Writes says:

    Thank you for your reminders about WW I and the sacrifices of those at that time of history…not to mention so many other times. I have mentioned your article in my new blog on Leadership and repeating history.

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  3. Malla Duncan says:

    You’re so right, Stephen. In my humble opinion, people who don’t bother to vote have no right to the freedoms so many people laid down their lives for.

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    • Thanks Malla. I think about 38% of people didn’t vote this last week, if they formed a party they could have won the election. As it is they will be the ones who complain the most.

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