A Self-Solving Problem, by Gordon Lawrie

I’m indebted to UKIP for the inspiration for this tale.

A Self-Solving Problem, by Gordon Lawrie

Democracy, it appeared, had had its day. The country was in the grip of the People’s Party, a band of thugs and villains whose concept of ‘letting the people decide’ only extended as far inviting dissidents to shout down the wrong end of a gun barrel.

But these things have a habit of righting themselves. To elect its own leader, the People’s Party’s slightly crude selection process required candidates to ‘step out and sort it outside’. The winner simply had to beat every other contender to death.

With only one candidate left, the police could safely arrest her for murder.


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