With two weeks left until election day, the parties bring out their bribes gifts.

So what can I get today?

A helium balloon, that will lie all shrunk and wrinkled in some corner in three days time, a ballpoint pen that’ll stop working in a week, if you’re lucky that is. A lighter that can’t be refilled, and piles on to the mountain of garbage in the landfills, after it stops working a fortnight after the pen died, if you get one that worked in the first place.
Aaaand last but not least a leaflet.

If these things are as long lived as the politics of those who gave them to us – gods have mercy on us all!!!