Wednesday, October 18, 2006

You Can Send Him To Arizona State

Now then, on to this important wikipediaic information about England's Official Monster Raving Loony Party:

The Official Monster Raving Loony Party (OMRLP) is a registered political party established in the United Kingdom in 1983 by musician and anti-politician David Sutch, also known as Screaming Lord Sutch (1940-1999).


The manifesto, entitled "The Manicfesto", for the 2005 General Election the OMRLP's major manifesto commitment was once more their long held pledge to abolish income tax, citing as always that it was only meant to be a temporary measure during the Napoleonic Wars. This has been a Loony staple policy since the original manifesto was written by Sutch's agent Pauline Read in 1983.

The rest of the party's manifesto included:

-Refusing to sign up to the euro, but inviting the rest of Europe to join the pound.

-Drivers can go straight over a roundabout when there's no traffic coming "to make driving through Milton Keynes more fun".

-Traffic cops "too stupid" for normal police work to be retrained as vicars.

-Withdrawal of MPs' £118,000 expenses allowance, and the money "in future be distributed to the poor and needy so that they can waste it instead."

-Any MP whose constituency sells off a school playing field for development will be required to relinquish their own back garden as a replacement sports facility for the school.

-All motorways to become massive cycle tracks instead

-The introduction of a 99p coin to "save on change".

Top phrase I expect my mom to use this weekend: "Hemorraging cash."
She's a fan of that one, especially when traveling.

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2 Comments:

At 8:14 PM, October 18, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

She ususally spells the word hemmoraging wrong too, even when she says it...

Hemo (blood) + raging=Blood Rage

 
At 9:40 PM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Houley said...

that coin idea is genius

 

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