Political Scandals are usually rather dull. Often focused around minor corruption or sexual filth, they fall on dead ears. But the media always loves a good scandal so every little detail will be shoved down our throats whether we like it or not. Luckily, not all of these political scandals are dull. Some are outright hilarious. It could involve a mayor who smokes crack and charges into a fellow politician. It could involve a bizarre new type of tax. Either way, if it’s funny it’s funny. Here are my top 4 political scandals in recent memory.
4: Rob Ford – A crack in time
In mid 2013 a video featuring Rob Ford (former Toronto mayor and physical personification of the Stay Puft marshmallow prick) smoking crack cocaine was leaked. Calls for his resignation were so frequent they immediately shook North America in the same way one of their regular and frankly banal earthquakes would. For a while Ford denied the allegation but on the 5th of November 2013 he finally admitted to smoking crack, saying it was “probably in one of my drunken stupors”, which didn’t seem to be an acceptable excuse. To the apparent surprise of mainly me, he remained in office for almost a whole year.
After a second video of him smoking crack came to light it was announced that he would be entering rehab in June 2014.
The uproar was so intense that during his reign as Sultan of Canada a significant proportion of his power was taken away from him by Toronto city council in an attempt to calm the beast.
3: Pleb Gate – The barbarians amoung us
Pleb gate may sound like the entrance to Conrad Black’s estate but it was really a needlessly dragged-out British political scandal. In 2012 allegations against monumental swaggering toss-twat, Andrew Mitchell, arose. It was claimed that Mitchell had called a police officer a “Pleb” while at the entrance to Downing Street (the street where the Prime Minister lives). Public outrage was so widespread that it pushed Mitchell almost to the point of metaphorical suicide.
We later found out, through CCTV, that the police officer who made the claim in the first place wasn’t even present during the event. It became evident that the shite man-matrix we British call home had gone some way to clear the name of one of the most out of touch politicians ever to shout abuse at the police.
Let me take you back to 2012 India. Two idiot politicians have been caught watching pornography by several other idiot politicians whilst inside the Indian parliament. The porn addicts were driven out of office by the population of India in the same way the wicked witch of the west was driven out of life by a scarecrow, a tin-man, a lion and a delusional whore.
1: Pasty Gate: – Rise of the pastry king
Pastygate is my favorite scandal of all time. In 2012 the British government announced they were introducing a 20% VAT tax on pastry products. The tax was seen as a way for the political elite to further their lifelong campaign against the poor; this fueled a huge public backlash, proving (if nothing else) how much the British love pasties.