It was a BIG day for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party yesterday. A MASSIVE DAY for me.
In 1983 David Edward Sutch (Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow) founded the Monster Raving Loony Party and stood in over 40 elections in his career. In my mind he was a political activist using comedy, satire, music and outrageous clothing to draw attention to, and raise awareness of the idiosyncratic nonsense within the British Political System. He got politics to the people who thought politics wasn’t for them. He was an inspiration.
Yet through all the years and all the members of the Loony Party who have stood as candidates in local elections, by-elections, national elections; the party has NEVER qualified for an election broadcast.
That all changed this year. They have enough representation across the five Welsh regions to qualify for a Party Election Broadcast for the Welsh Assembly Elections 2016. It was aired on 13th April 2016 before and after the news on BBC 1,2 and ITV (ok only in Wales but that’s good enough for us)…It was also on the radio (that was a bit surreal)…
…and here it is !!! I LOVE the announcements.
….and I’m in it!!! I am SO PROUD.
Did you know that on 5th May 2016 there are 3 votes for everyone in Wales to cast?
Constituency Candidates, Police Commissioner, Regional Parties
This year there are a ‘Laugher of Looonies’ standing in each of the 5 Welsh Regions. In Mid and West Wales, my area, there will be one box noted “The Official Monster Raving Loony Party” and listing 7 names ” Lady Lily the Pink, Tristian Shout, Lieutenant Jager Schnitzel, R U Seerius, Helen Swindon, Lord & Lady Dunquan, Knigel Knapp”
I’m Lady Lil, I’m also the election officer for the region, I think that’s why my names first on the list!!
Politicians can promise all sorts of things whilst campaigning and in their manifestos. When it comes to the crunch, if they win they often U-turn, change or add policies which may have made you make a different decision. It’s all spin, hype and manipulation.
I want to point out these practices that are complete insanity. So I stand. And I thank Screaming Lord Sutch & Howlin’Lord Hope for leading the party and The Reverend Backline (Defrocked), Nick the Flying Brick and our fantastic film editor, Gordon Vowles, for casting me in a key roll.
“Vote for Insanity, You Know It Makes Sense”
Like I said; political parties can promise all sorts of things whilst campaigning. All they want is your vote. They want to WIN and they’ll say anything to get in. It’s easy to promise things when you don’t have to deliver. But when it comes down to it, if they win there is nothing in place to prevent them doing whatever they like. There is no process to effectively complain if they start doing the opposite of what they ‘promised’ or add in new policies which may have made you make a different decision at the polling station.
We all know some of what the main parties have promised and some of the many u-turns they’ve made once getting the job. Did you look at the party manifestos last May and think “oooo I’m all for a bit of fracking in our national parks.” or ” you know what I think? How about we fund the education of nurses and doctors and then treat them like shit so they leave the country once they’re qualified.” or ” you know what would be a great idea? I really think that privatising our education system, leaving it unaccountable and running it for profit is the best way to raise the next generation. I wonder if there’s a party out there that will offer me that?”
Thats why the manifesto is meaningless, the party is not obliged to follow anything they said before once they have the power…
Its Insane. They might just as well have a MANICfesto……..
Our MANICfesto A-Z
A.AIR bags will be fitted to the Stock Exchange immediately, ready for the next crash.
B. BRITAIN will exit Europe and join the Duchy of Cornwall to benefit from tax exemptions.
C. CAPITAL Punishment will be opposed on the grounds that it is unfair to Londoners.
D. DATA will be secured, placed in a brown bag and hidden in the PM’s socks and pants drawer.
E. Education. All University Tuition fees for women would be free as we are strong believers in Female intuition. (Due to gender equality laws we would include males as well)
F. FRIVOLOUS Fraud Office setup to inspect fraud too silly for the Serious Fraud Office.
G. GREYHOUND racing will be banned to prevent the country going to the dogs.
H. HALF the grey squirrels will be painted red to increase the red squirrel population.
I. INNOCENT prisoners will be released in order to reduce prison overcrowding.
J. JOBSEEKERS will be made to stand two abreast in order to halve dole queues.
K. KIDS will be made to sit closer together on smaller desks in to reduce school class sizes.
L. LONDON Marathon free to anyone finishing in sub-2 hours wearing large clown’s shoes.
M. MEGA carwash will be created by punching holes in the roof of the Channel Tunnel.
N. NATIONAL debt will be cleared by putting it all on our credit card.
O. OAPS will qualify for a Summer Ice Lolly Allowance if temperatures exceed 70 degrees.
P. PUDDLES deeper than 3 inches will be marked by a yellow plastic duck.
Q. QUITTERS will be encouraged not to start in the first place to improve their self esteem.
R. REGULATIONS concerning car boot sales will be relaxed to permit selling of all car parts.
S.STAMP duty will be cancelled as stamps are expensive enough without having to pay duty.
T.TERRORISTS will be made to wear Bells and Horns so we know where they are.
U.UNRULY teenagers will be superglued together as if you can’t beat them, join them.
V. VEHICLES will be fitted with bungy ropes in order to save fuel on the return journey.
W. WIND farms will be created nationwide, where breaking wind will be encouraged.
X. X-RAY machines will be manned by a skeleton staff.
Y. YELLOW lines will be painted where you can park instead of where you can’t to save money.
Z. ZEBRA crossings will be made permissible to all animals wishing to cross the road.