The New Political Elite, 2036

You think the US Presidential race is weird? It’s never as ludicrous as student body elections.

It’s that time of year again at Edinburgh University which I visit on a monthly basis to get my quiz printing. I have no idea who these people are or what they’re really like, but I like to make snap judgements based on the image.

Remember, although student politics is a joke, these people are one hundred per cent serious. Campus elections are their training grounds and they WILL be your real-life overlords in about 20 or 30 years from now.

1. Alec

Here is a cold, calculating political lizard trying his utmost to look like a breezy ‘dude’ who loves to relax with cocktails, Hawaiian style. The hair gives him away.


edinburgh uni election posters ALEC

2. Chris Belous

You can’ say anything about Chris cos if you did Chris would hunt you down, no-platform you, boycott your quiz and take you to court. So I’m not saying saying anything other than to mention the crafty use of a gender-association=free first name.

Wise choice, man.

edinburgh uni election posters CHRIS BELOUS

3. Esther

So posh, that no policy is required

edinburgh uni election posters ESTHER

4. Hannah

Party hair does it’s very best to distract from the cold political eyes that will destroy anyone who stands in her way to become VPS number one.
edinburgh uni election posters HANNAH

5. Harriet

Harriet’s brown front room furniture is standing for yellow/beige issues. Oh hang on, there’s the actual Harriet. I’d lost her in the beige.edinburgh uni election posters HARRIET

6. Jenna

“Making Your Agendas My Agenda” is a work of neo-comic genius, one of those things that nullify satire by making parody impossible. Guaranteed Secretary of State for something at some point in the future. Perhaps Secretary of State for Soupl, Salad and Juice Bars.

edinburgh uni election posters JENNA

7. Jess

I would immediately vote for Jess for breaking the hegemony of oblongs and creating a HEXAGONAL campaign. True genius and therefore bound to lose.

edinburgh uni election posters JESS

8. Leah

Come on Leah, make a fucking effort.edinburgh uni election posters LEAH

9. Maddie Payne

The first I spotted to employ a surname. Which leads to the horrific #NoPayneNoGain. Rubbish.edinburgh uni election posters maddie payne

10. Matt Stone

Once Matt Stone hooks up with a decent graphic designer, he’ll be unstoppable. He has that Technocratic smoothness that voters seem powerless to stop themselves voting for.edinburgh uni election posters MATT STONE

11. Patrick Garratt

Unapologetic posh boy. Unafraid to use Tory colours. Massive prominence given to own name. Insouciant smirk of the wealthy. Most likely to become Prime Minister.edinburgh uni election posters PATRICK GARRAT

12. Tal

“MY privilege is YOUR equal opportunity”. Nice “Save the poor” font.edinburgh uni election posters TAL

12. Theo

Will be battling the other posh white chap for President. Preferably with horse and lance.edinburgh uni election posters THEO

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