Sunday, October 19, 2008

1984 is not an instruction manual...

Posted by Devil's Kitchen at 10/19/2008 01:39:00 pm

... as we all know. However, it seems that our lords and masters are unfamiliar with the book's contents—or alternatively, of course, they are very familiar and are actually using it as an instruction manual.

Either way, Looking For A Voice reckons that it is time that MPs were fucking well reminded of the totalitarian nightmare sketched therein.

This book cost less than a fiver: are you prepared to spend the price of a couple of pints for your freedom?

We want to send a message to Parliament, we want 646 copies of 1984 to be sent to each member of Parliament—make your pledge at to send a copy to arrive on November 5th.

The Libertarian Party with the support of other organisations will ensure that each member of the Cabinet will get a copy, with an appropriate message.

A suitable message to write on the frontispiece might be, I think, "This book is not a fucking instruction manual". Simply email your pledge to 1984[at]lpuk[dot]org and we will organise the posting of said books (to ensure that there are no duplications: we aren't making any money out of this) and we already have a goodly number of pledges (Nick Clegg, for instance, is definitely getting one, the weasel cunt).

Do join in and do spread the word—if only to annoy our patrician politicians, absolute fucking bastards that they are.

UPDATE: if you want to send your copy to one particular troughing cunt, do say so in the email and, if that stinking hypocrite hasn't already been bagsied, the copy of 1984 will go to your thieving bastard of choice.

UPDATE 2: Guthrum emails me...
Fifty of the bastards are getting copies to date , plus the Cabinet.

Can you amend your post, please: we want each supporter to acquire and post their own copy to their MP to arrive on Nov 5th plus email us and let us know on

That makes sense: in that way, you can write your own message on the flyleaf...

UPDATE 3: here, have a button.

It links to Guthrum's re-post over at the UK Libertarian Party blog.

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Posted by Devil's Kitchen at 10/19/2008 01:39:00 pm

20 Blogger Comments:

Blogger Old Holborn said...


Do I get to write a spcial message on the inside cover?

In that case, I would like to send Jacqui Smith her copy.

Have you ever seen " the name of the rose"?

he he he

10/19/2008 01:50:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only problem is that they would read it.

And like the telescreen idea.

Wacky Jackie would have a proposal for a mandatory webcam installed in very TV by the end of the week.

10/19/2008 02:40:00 pm  
Blogger TheFatBigot said...

"We want to send a message to Parliament, we want 646 copies of 1984 to be sent to each member of Parliament"

Surely one each would be quite sufficient.

Word ver: cjdeu

10/19/2008 03:01:00 pm  
Blogger Pogo said...

Cracking idea...

Pledge sent.

10/19/2008 03:04:00 pm  
Blogger pagar said...

This is an excellent, imaginative idea and just the sort of jape the LPUK should be promoting. If successful you might think the msm would take an interest.

I'll have Kerry McCarthy before somebody else bags the useless, condescending totalitarian bitch.

How do I pay?

10/19/2008 03:04:00 pm  
Blogger Guthrum said...


10/19/2008 03:05:00 pm  
Blogger Miss Snuffleupagus said...

Why this sudden action? Marching in fancy dress, sending books... Or have you always done this?

Anyway, are these books really going to make any of them think? Might you not just as well send a note saying Fuck off? It would be cheaper...

10/19/2008 03:08:00 pm  
Blogger Old Holborn said...


It is long overdue that any action was taken. Subtle hints like marching anonymously on the great day of November 5th and sending them all 1984 is designed to remind the 646 bastards who are ruining the lives of millions that ultimately, they do not control as much as they think they do.

We do.

10/19/2008 03:49:00 pm  
Blogger Longrider said...

In many respects, Animal Farm is closer to the mark - maybe we can get a two for one deal and send them both books?

10/19/2008 04:00:00 pm  
Blogger Trixy said...

And to our MEPs also? After all, that's where the decision making on criminal databases, listening into our phone calls and biometric passports is also getting voted on...

10/19/2008 04:49:00 pm  
Anonymous David Davis MP said...


10/19/2008 05:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Rumbold said...

But they will just put it on their shelves and ignore it. After all, they are used to getting free stuff from taxpayers.

10/19/2008 05:33:00 pm  
Blogger Guthrum said...

Rumbold- Thats why you put a message in it

10/19/2008 05:35:00 pm  
Anonymous Rumbold said...


What about "you can't claim this back on expenses matey."?

10/19/2008 06:00:00 pm  
Anonymous dale said...

I will just have to leave the message 'read this, then burn it, along with yourself'

10/19/2008 09:25:00 pm  
Blogger The Tin Drummer said...

DK post 20.10.08 doubleplusungood refs unpersons (George Orwell), rewrite fullwise, upsub antefiling.

DK post crimethinkful. This novel duckspeaks crimethink, unsees blackwhite and is doubleplusunexistful. I do not remember the post.


Oi! O Brien! Fuck off!

That's it. I'm having several Nineteen Eighty Four tattoos scribbled onto my flabby body, before it becomes illegal to say "Not An Instruction Manual".

10/19/2008 09:25:00 pm  
Blogger Dick Puddlecote said...

"I'll have Kerry McCarthy before somebody else bags the useless, condescending totalitarian bitch."

Pagar, you bastard! I've got to think of another one now ... it'll take me nearly 30 seconds! ;-)

10/19/2008 09:59:00 pm  
Blogger David Gerard said...

We have to send copies to the Lords as well, y'know.

10/20/2008 04:39:00 am  
Anonymous Mrs Orwell said...

Some MPs won't be able to grasp what it's about, some will check the calendar and think this free diary is out of date and some who do will think... hang on a moment, there are some seriously good ideas in here.

10/20/2008 02:36:00 pm  
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