Who Shot Tony Blair? – Watch Now!

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In a post-Brexit, pre-dystopian Britain, the traditional political system has collapsed and Tony Blair is back in Number 10. Only this time, he is tied to a chair in the kitchen under the watchful eye of the accidental Prime Minister’s mother.

Following several years of instability, Britain is more divided than ever. The country has devolved into a ragtag assembly of self-governing provinces, each with their own unique and particular arrangements. Elected to the position of Prime Minister of East Anglia by lottery (considered the only true method of democracy by some drunk Cambridge scholars), Lucy Wastell comes to power with the intention of reuniting her beloved country, establishing Cambridge as the new capital city and giving her chums all the top jobs. Which – considering she was a receptionist until last week – shows remarkable political nous.

When ex-Prime Minister and all-round war monger Tony Blair is captured by the Cambridge Militia, the new government see an opportunity to finally put him on trial for war crimes and strengthen their position in this brave new world. Unfortunately, no one in the newly-formed Cabinet has the first idea about how to execute such a task and so decide to lock him in the kitchen while they have a think about it.

Meanwhile – Boris, King of Oxford, has similar designs for his own city to become the capital and the ancient rivalry between the two municipals is reignited. But this is far removed from the good-natured jousting of old – previously played out on rugby fields and academic league tables – and a violent outcome seems very much on the cards. And with interfering travelling salesman and sometime spy Nigel Farage keen to stir up tensions wherever he can, the job of Prime Minister is looking less attractive by the day.

On the verge of war and with the world’s most wanted man locked in the kitchen of Number 10 (Downing Street, Cambridge – naturally), can a randomly-selected bunch of citizens really make a better job of it all than governments past?

The people really do have the power. Which is what we all wanted… right?

 

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94 thoughts on “Who Shot Tony Blair? – Watch Now!

  1. This is going to be GREAT! Without the sage advice of the US Pres, what would you have done?

    If our election in Nov. keeps the presidency male, you will have TONS more advice along the same lines. In that case, of course, you may never get the answer to the govt. by lottery question before the whole shebang goes up in a mushroom cloud of flames. But hey – power to the people!
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

    1. Haha, thanks Madelyn! I thought I went to the right place for advice – and wasn’t Dan super as the President? I feel very nervous for you chaps with regards to the election. It is hard to believe that that man is so close to being the most powerful man in the world. It’s like something from a film… Suddenly this fictional scenario seems almost like a good idea!
      xx

    2. Yes – Dan was great! I loved the Texas accent – another little dig at a crazy American choice.

      The lotto-gov idea is great – after all, why win a million dollars when you can win the chance to legislate your compensation for life!

      By the way – where are the Royals in all this? Did I miss something?
      xx,
      mgh

    3. He took it upon himself to adopt the crazy Texan accent – he is from Florida in real life and has a lovely accent. He just really went for it!
      Further details of the set-up of the country will emerge in the actual blog; the Royals have ensconced themselves safely in Buckingham Palace and London is a self-governing province, like the rest of the country. As this is set 10 years in the future, some of our favourite figureheads will no longer be with us, whereas other currently lesser-known ones will have come to the fore 🙂
      xx

    4. Very clever to set it in the future to facilitate the cast changes – but not so far that you can’t keep the ones you want.

      Whatever put the idea for this one in your head? Let me guess – it came out of a crazy comment at one of your parties?

      LOVE the idea of using your followers to portray the characters, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of them to appear. It’s also a brilliant marketing idea – but a LOT of pre-production work, yes?
      xx,
      mgh

    5. It couldn’t be too far in the future as I would come unstuck with things like technology and other complicated elements – I am no sci-fi writer. And you are correct – it came to mind not long after the Brexit vote and whilst the Labour party was imploding. I had a few friends over and the drink was flowing – and the idea just came to me! The addition of Tony Blair came a bit later, in fact – that was the icing on the cake.
      It has been a LOT of work so far, and it isn’t even live yet. But I am hoping it will be worth it. It is certainly a lot of fun and it is great to include our fellow bloggers! And now everyone wants another video… I must admit, I am ITCHING to do another one… 😉
      xx

    6. Since I’m sure you don’t have time to sleep, I have to wonder if some of your crazy creativity comes from your brain’s waking dreams – tying to get it as it can. 🙂

      But still – where does the energy come from to actuate your ideas? You’ve got The Energizer Bunny beat! 🙂 (American battery commercial marketing figure, in case it doesn’t play on your side of the pond).
      xx,
      mgh

    7. I don’t know where it comes from, but I am expecting the ‘crash’ any day now – working until you fall over isn’t ideal, but it works for me and and I always stop just before I make myself ill 🙂 My brain is a funny thing, but I reckon I should just make the most of it while the going is good.
      We have that bunny here too! I am much noisier than him, though;)
      Xx

    8. So you have a drum too? 🙂

      Good to sleep *before* you crash, btw. Sorry to sound like your mother, but if you mess up your chronorhythms, sometimes they won’t reset and you’re stuck with a bonafide sleep disorder. Take it from me, it will mess with productivity and follow-thru like nothing else.
      xx,
      mgh

    9. You do sound like my mum! But she will be heartened to know that someone else is keeping an eye on me as she knows I never listen to her 🙂 Actually, I do – but we mustn’t let her know that 😉
      But seriously, I will be sensible. I have a lot to accomplish but there will be time to work, rest and play. Thank you for being my voice of reason (now THERE’S a worry! Heehee!)
      Xx

    10. I know. I panic for the world when I even suspect that I *might* be the most reasonable (or sane) voice among my friends.
      xx,
      mgh

    11. Just make sure you take your own advice, hun 😉
      xx

    12. Well that’s no fun at all! 🙂

      Seriously tho’ I have been fairly diligent about sleep for about a year now – desperate to regulate my sleep cycle. It got kicked off during a bout of oversleeping due to depression, but I’ve decided to see if I could keep it up, given what I know about the importance, etc.

      btw- they lie. After a couple of days, you don’t look any younger if you keep it up. 😦
      xx,
      mgh

    13. At least you are taking care of yourself 🙂 keep up the good work!
      Xx

    14. Thanks. Not as much fun, tho’. xx, mgh

  2. Loved it, Lucy. Only had a chance to get round to watching it today. I heard on the news this morning that Blair was making a come back to politics. Then I watch this! Looks like your story could already be coming true.

    1. I heard that about Blair too!! Great timing – the new blog goes live on Tuesday. Check out the Meet The Cabinet page to see yourself in all your Ministerial glory! Glad you like the video, no doubt the first of many. Have a great weekend, Hugh!

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