Public affairs firm APCO UK is helping the British electorate do
what they’ve always wanted - show politicians the red card.
The agency is sponsoring the New Statesman’s new Fantasy Politics slot
and has just launched an on-line version of the game. Like Fantasy
Football, Fantasy Politics enables players to select their preferred
cabinet from selected celebrities and from 90 cross-party MPs.
APCO managing director Simon Milton, prospective Tory candidate for East
Leicester, wasn’t putting his political future in jeopardy when I asked
him for his dream cabinet. It is, the old smoothie tells me, exactly the
same as the current one.
He did, however, lodge a vote for the Spice Girls while giving the nay
to two other candidates, Will Carling and Chris Evans. ’Carling is
yesterday’s news,’ he muses, ’and we can’t have Evans as he only wanted
to work a four-day week, which doesn’t show a good Conservative work