The LDV Saturday caption competition: “Ed Davey in fete worse than death” edition

There’s no prize at stake – just the opportunity to prove you’re wittier than any other LDV reader …

(Credit: Mark Garnish).

Here’s Ed Davey, Lib Dem Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (to give him his full title), in the stocks at a school fete last week. What do you think he might have been saying or thinking?

The winner of our most recent caption competition, the “Chris and Evan open the floodgates” edition – according to The Voice’s judging panel of one – was this one by Tim Leunig.

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  • Andrea Gill 10th Jul '10 - 3:48pm

    “Well, Nick said we can’t apologise publically for the budget, but he suuggested we should take a bit of punishment in our constituencies as long as people promise to vote for us again…”

  • I reckon this’ll get me into that LDV Saturday caption competition!

  • Contrition! Must win bid next time, must win big!

  • Steven Acres 10th Jul '10 - 9:23pm

    Davey Regrets Investing In Stocks.

  • “On me ‘ed son.”

  • gramsci's eyes 10th Jul '10 - 11:21pm

    “All I said was we are not really “all in this together”.”

    Headline- “Condem u-turn on the abolition of local justice not all it seems”.

    Radical treatment given to lib-dems in bid to stop them applauding Squire Cameron (he is finding it a tad grating now).

    NHS cuts lead to radical alternatives to psychotropic medication.

  • Roger Hayes 11th Jul '10 - 3:56am

    Davey laughs off early set backs to Post Office privatisation negotiations as ‘union high jinx’

  • Another fine mess you’ve got me into, Nick!

  • Nobody here entitled to free school meals anymore?
    Good, that’ll save me!

  • Keith Browning 11th Jul '10 - 3:53pm

    ‘I’m trialling our power to the people suggestion scheme to replace the prisons with a cost effective alternative .’

  • Cheltenham Robin 11th Jul '10 - 10:48pm

    Labour voters in Kingston and Surbiton who were persuaded to vote tactically to keep the Tories out, line up to take their revenge.

  • “Cameron uses range of techniques to keep coalition in line”
    Davey: “ok, ok, I promise to vote for the rise in VAT”
    Davey: “You think I look ridiculous? This is nothing, I am dressing up as a nun this afternoon for the Chessington panto”

    PS Cheltenham Robin – I assure you, it was Tories who were parting with a fiver a time to throw sponges at Ed!

  • ED: “This is what happens to politicians who incur the disapproval of the North American elite.”


    ED: “The North American elite, through its puppet UK media, has ensured that elected politicians are unable to fight for their constituents because it has manipulated the public into regarding them as figures of contempt.”


    ED: “It would take more than Frank Luntz to make me Leader of the Liberal Democrats after this!”

  • Anthony Aloysius St 12th Jul '10 - 1:06am

    “ED: “The North American elite, through its puppet UK media, has ensured that elected politicians are unable to fight for their constituents because it has manipulated the public into regarding them as figures of contempt.””

    Beyond parody.

  • Terry Gilbert 12th Jul '10 - 1:08am

    “They said if they raise a lot of money from this, they’ll try a guillotine next year….”

  • None shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or the stocks!

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