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Monday, April 19, 2010

And now for something completely different

There's an election coming up in Britain and things are a a tad different there. They are far less crass and  are inevitably tinged with a bit more humor. The biggest difference is that you only vote for your local candidate in your constituency. The party that wins the most seats forms the new government.

Then there are the fringe parties like the MRLP (Monster Raving Loony Party) who's entire platform consists of floating bicycles to ease traffic congestion.

Knigel Knapp, parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, said people could then cycle on canals.

Mr Knapp, who calls himself shadow minister for big fibs and blatant lies, demonstrated the "Loony Bike" on the River Thames near Parliament on Sunday. He said: "What with global warming everyone might have to use them when the sea levels rise. We might have to build a few more canals and that can only be good for the unemployment figures". 

Among their candidates are:

Monkey the Drummer, Nick the Flying Brick, R.U. Seerius, Chinners, Baron Von Thunderclap and Hairy Knorm.   Some candidates seems to have no shame and are using their real names.

Their official website,  much in need of a design minded webmaster.  

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