Looks like Lord Birdseye had his fish fingers crammed firmly in his ears over the past week, going against the public, the health professions and democracy by voting with the government and helping the NHS bill become law. I’ve not had a reply to my letter yet, but I’m going to give him another few days and then send him another, then another, then another. I’ll probably send him a few emails too. Maybe sign him up to some mailing lists. I’m sure we’ll end up being good friends.
I know this Adopt-a-Lord scheme is expensive – it only costs a few quid a month to adopt a snow leopard – but now we’ve sold off the NHS, we might as well get our money’s worth. We may not get things like accountability, democracy and a welfare state, but look at what your Lord Adoption Pack DOES contain! As well as your own cuddly toy Lord (see above for mine), you receive a booklet of interesting facts about your Lord (don’t worry your pretty head though, there’s nothing as scary and complicated as a Risk Register), you get to hear regular updates about developments in your Lord’s village, PLUS you get a voucher for 50% off the Liberal Democrats at the next election!
Remember, we’ve already paid the price, so to adopt a Lord you do not need to pay any more. Just send them a letter. Then another. Then another. Don’t send them emails though – the Lords have spent many years living away from the influence of the modern world and we need to work together in order to preserve their unique, traditional way of life.
If you need inspiration to decide which Lord to adopt, you may like to try here. You’ll need to select the 2010/12 Session and the 19th of March 2012 to see how they voted on the Health and Social Care bill.