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to tell 6 yo DS that Slytherin won the election

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wigglylines Fri 08-May-15 18:42:43

I want to put it in terms he understands. Seems like a good analogy to me.

DeliciousIrony Fri 08-May-15 18:45:05

Do it.

Fairy13 Fri 08-May-15 18:45:53


Guiltismymaster Fri 08-May-15 18:46:34

grin Thanks for this!

TheVermiciousKnid Fri 08-May-15 18:47:00

Makes sense. Though Slytherin might feel a bit peeved by that comparison.

wigglylines Fri 08-May-15 18:48:28

JK Rowling is a Labour supporter isn't she.

I wouldn't be surprised if she sees Slytheryin as Tories herself.

ArabellaStrange Fri 08-May-15 18:51:00

I think that is a most excellent idea! But who would labour/lib-dems/ukip be?

Meow75 Fri 08-May-15 18:51:10

Does that equate the Green Party to Hufflepuff?

Bodyinpyjamas10 Fri 08-May-15 18:53:11

Yes and if labour had won you could have said hufflepuff was in power.

UKIP death eaters.

Lib dem.. House elves. Cleggs been given a sock by Dave so he's free.

Ludoole Fri 08-May-15 18:54:12


Bodyinpyjamas10 Fri 08-May-15 18:54:14

Greens Natalie Bennett would be professor Trewlaney.

This is fun. grin

wigglylines Fri 08-May-15 18:54:57

Good question! I'm not sure ...

wigglylines Fri 08-May-15 18:56:18

"UKIP death eaters" - spot on!

"Lib dem.. House elves." grin

Juno213 Fri 08-May-15 18:57:02

Wouldn't UKIP be Slytherin as they don't like 'mud bloods'?

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Fri 08-May-15 18:57:13

Surely Nick Clegg is now Nearly Headless Nick. grin

BertieBotts Fri 08-May-15 18:58:12

Slytherin aren't an evil house. They are ambitious, so probably any politician could be a Slytherin. She's tweeted today to put the leader of the Scottish Labour Party in Gryffindor grin

And then she said houses bear no relation to any political affiliation. Unless you see yourself racially superior. That not all Slytherins feel racially superior, but that everyone who does is Slytherin. (I'm not sure this strictly follows the books, but anyway, this is from her twitter feed today.)

PureMorning Fri 08-May-15 18:58:17

Cleggs been given a sock by Dave so he's free

Proper belly laughed reading that

NightsOfGethsemane Fri 08-May-15 19:12:04

Yes and if labour had won you could have said hufflepuff was in power.

UKIP death eaters.

Lib dem.. House elves. Cleggs been given a sock by Dave so he's free.

grin Love this. Best laugh I've had all day!

Bodyinpyjamas10 Fri 08-May-15 19:37:01

Thanks it's been tough on mumsnet today so good to have a laugh.

Loving the nearly headless nick.


RaptorInaPorkPieHat Fri 08-May-15 19:52:01

DH wants to know whether the speaker would be Dumbledore.

I think he would be the sorting hat.

We're now actually having a proper debate about this in the Raptor household.

He now thinks David Dimbleby would be the hat. We probably need to get out more grin

GobbolinoCat Fri 08-May-15 19:58:28

I guess if your one of the heritage tribal Vote Labour no matter what types then yes.

Personally I have not indoctrinated my DC or even told them who I am voting for.

I trust them to make their own choices with their own brains rather than feel its a tribal clan we belong too and sneer at others who do not wear our stripes. I don't care if they don't vote the same as me and I suspect my allegiances will change.

I will only get upset if my DC turn into frothing rabid ramming it down my throat sorts we have see on here. But hopefully by me not ramming my own ideas down theirs, I should be OK.

Last night people were saying Sunderland has an awful corrupt Labour council that EVERYONE moans about but no one would ever vote Tory due to heritage politics so they are stuck with it.

LapsedTwentysomething Fri 08-May-15 20:05:11

Ron Weasley = Ed Millpede?

PatriciaHolm Fri 08-May-15 20:07:30

But what happens about sorting after Paddy Ashdown has eaten the hat??

Wafflenose Fri 08-May-15 20:08:26

Who is Gryffindor?

DeliciousIrony Fri 08-May-15 20:11:01

To be fair, Gryffindor is scarlet and gold...bit like Labour...

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