Terence Bunch

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The red horse of the Apocalypse (Labour) stands in Parliament Square under a foreboding cloud of doom. In just a week from now the British General Election will take place and will reveal a general strategic shift that has taken place within the country. In this final week, both mainstream political parties have adopted desperate and unconvincing campaigning to try to convince their supporters that their particular support base is unaffected. Parliament Square, London. 1st May 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Mayday Protest in Parliament Square Generel Election. London. 1st May 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-05-01 00:00:00

As the British General Election enters its last week before the people go to the polls to elect a new Government, the Parliament Square Peace Camp swells with supporters and campaigners on the traditional workers day of Mayday.

As the campaigners gather in the square, the sky darkens ominously dropping a sense of crisis and foreboding onto the Parliament building below. In recent weeks, opinion polls published in the UK have revealed that a general strategic shift in voting intentions has taken place within the British electorate.

As a direct result, both mainstream political parties, Labour and Conservative, have adopted crisis tactics in a desperate attempt to convince their own supporters not to abandon them. The war in Afghanistan, the ruination of the British economy and colossal nepotism and corruption in the British political system being the primary cause of the problem.

The Peace Camp campaigners gather in the square with the intention of bearing witness to the continuing, but largely futile and unwinnable, war in Afghanistan and to ensure that the war remains in public sight.

During the electioneering period, British troops have been withdrawn from direct contact with local Afghanis in an attempt to ensure that dead British soldiers do not colour the election period itself. They are likely be returned to danger after May 6th.

The Peace Camp vows to remain in place unitl the day of the election.

Parliament Square, London. 1st May 2010.

The heads of Former PM, Anthony Blair and Peter Mandelson are impaled onto stakes outside Parliament. Below them appears the legends CLASS TRAITORS. My Blair remains a constant source of bad luck for the Labour party. In recent days he has joined the Election campaign and as a result, the London Times and Guardian newspapers immediately abandon the party. Mr Mandelson continues to serve the Labour Party but as an unelected Lord. Mr Brown, Mr Blair and Mr Mandelson are the three architects of NEW LABOUR, a political brand that has led to the deaths of almost a million people in the Middle East and the complete ruination of the British economy.

The heads of Former PM, Anthony Blair and Peter Mandelson are impaled onto stakes outside Parliament. Below them appears the legends CLASS TRAITORS. My Blair remains a constant source of bad luck for the Labour party. In recent days he has joined the Election campaign and as a result, the London Times and Guardian newspapers immediately abandon the party. Mr Mandelson continues to serve the Labour Party but as an unelected Lord. Mr Brown, Mr Blair and Mr Mandelson are the three architects of NEW LABOUR, a political brand that has led to the deaths of almost a million people in the Middle East and the complete ruination of the British economy.

A campaigner sits in a tree opposite the Parliament building completely naked and shirtless. In recent weeks, the scale of the UK financial deficit has reached One Hundred and Sixty Three Billion Pounds. As this figure was released, the British Government attempted to mitigate the disclosure by claiming that they had expected the figure to be larger, underscoring the degree to which the Labour Government has lost control of the British economy.

A campaigner sits in a tree opposite the Parliament building completely naked and shirtless. In recent weeks, the scale of the UK financial deficit has reached One Hundred and Sixty Three Billion Pounds. As this figure was released, the British Government attempted to mitigate the disclosure by claiming that they had expected the figure to be larger, underscoring the degree to which the Labour Government has lost control of the British economy.

The campaigners gather outside the Parliament building under a dark, menacing and foreboding sky.

The campaigners gather outside the Parliament building under a dark, menacing and foreboding sky.

On the traditional day of Mayday, campaigners dance around the maypole outside Parliament.

On the traditional day of Mayday, campaigners dance around the maypole outside Parliament.

Campaigners gather in the sun on Parliament Square. Many of those present have been battling the tactical rise of nationalist belligerents in the form of the BNP (British National Party) and EDL (English Defence League) that have taken advantage of the chaotic climate the Labour Government leave behind them.

Campaigners gather in the sun on Parliament Square. Many of those present have been battling the tactical rise of nationalist belligerents in the form of the BNP (British National Party) and EDL (English Defence League) that have taken advantage of the chaotic climate the Labour Government leave behind them.

Long time anti-war activist and campaigner Professor Chris Knight bellows at the Parliament building dressed as a Mayday Vampire ombie!

Long time anti-war activist and campaigner Professor Chris Knight bellows at the Parliament building dressed as a Mayday Vampire ombie!

Artwork adorns the floor just in front of the statue of Winston Churchill. The image renders a Jekyll and Hyde depiction of the British political system at the hands of the two mainstream Labour and Conservative parties jammed together into one political entity. Recent polls reveal that the two red and blue parties have, in the minds of the electorate, blended together into one terminally bruising shade of purple.

Artwork adorns the floor just in front of the statue of Winston Churchill. The image renders a Jekyll and Hyde depiction of the British political system at the hands of the two mainstream Labour and Conservative parties jammed together into one political entity. Recent polls reveal that the two red and blue parties have, in the minds of the electorate, blended together into one terminally bruising shade of purple.

As the days festivities end, a new Peace Camp springs up which is to remain until the day of the election on May 6th. Well-wishers, supporters and fellow campers are invited to attend at any time between now and May 6th to help them force the issue of the Afghanistan war onto the public agenda. The British Government are relying on advice issued by the US CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) encouraging EU nations to ignore domestic public opposition to the war in Afghanistan in order to support the US Government and Military.

As the days festivities end, a new Peace Camp springs up which is to remain until the day of the election on May 6th. Well-wishers, supporters and fellow campers are invited to attend at any time between now and May 6th to help them force the issue of the Afghanistan war onto the public agenda. The British Government are relying on advice issued by the US CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) encouraging EU nations to ignore domestic public opposition to the war in Afghanistan in order to support the US Government and Military.