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Poker and Politics

It's often said that a game of poker mirrors aspects of life itself. We all know that politicians in particular are no strangers to the arts of bluffing and deceiving and the country's livelyhood depends heavily on the vaguaries of that gigantic casino call the stock market.

Perhaps the time has come to formailse these matters. Luke Rheinhardt was probably on the right lines in his novel 'The Dice Man' where all personal decisions (including whether or not to murder someone) was taken on the throw of a dice but when it comes to running whole countries the dice should be substituted by a pack of playing cards so that an element of skill can be introduced into an otherwise random procedure. Instead of wasting millions of pounds on electioneering the major party leaders should sit down to a game of No Limit Hold'em, winner runs the country for the next five years. You could even run satellites where minority and single issue parties could compete for a seat at the final table. Interest in politics would soar, television ratings would go through the roof and Jessie May would become the new Jeremy Paxman. We could even end up with John McCririck running the affairs of state bringing a new meaning to the phrase 'the countries gone to the dogs'.

Ah! if only...

Keep raising,

The Viper


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