Talking Point: When the Revolution Comes...

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Madame Guillotine

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy defines the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as 'a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes,' with a footnote to the effect that the editors would welcome applications from anyone interested in taking over the post of robotics correspondent.

Curiously enough, an edition of the Encyclopaedia Galactica that had the good fortune to fall through a time warp from a thousand years in the future defined the marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as 'a bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came.'
- Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Everyone has a little daydream about how they would run the world should they ever become the one supreme power. You probably have a list of laws you want to enact or repeal in the quest for your new world order. This week, however we are looking for you to tell us whose absence would improve your life no end.

So who will be first against the wall, when your revolution sweeps you to power? Has your little brother made your life a living hell? Would you nominate a politican, popstar or a person in your office? Here are some people who should be worrying if the Editorial Team should ever gain world wide domination:

  • Abi's dentist might be young and hunky, but he is top of her list.

  • Anna has nominated people who drop litter. They just shouldn't be allowed.

  • Ashley is fed up with the cycle couriers of London. Don't they know that traffic lights apply to them, too?

  • Jimster has a special area of hell reserved for the Post Office, in particular, Parcelforce .

  • Natalie has voted Bill Tidy, Richard Stilgoe and anyone from Countdown's dictionary corner out of her new Republic.

  • Sam is keen for the snobs of the world to make a sharp exit.

So who would you expel?

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