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Loony political manifestos by geordiegirl on 23 April 2008 3:23pm
 
UK has local government elections soon. Londoners vote for a new Mayor, too & I received a booklet of mini-manifestos from the candidates.

This bunch of nutters call themselves the English Democrats, and I quote:

"We all remember a country we called home, a green & pleasant land....but some people don't want us to remember: £100,000 is spent on a festival such as St.Patrick's Day whereas St. Georgew's Day is mocked with a screening of "The Life Of Brian" in Trafalgar Square."

Excuse me?!

Now, Messrs.Palin, Jones & Gilliam are London householders so they will receive this booklet too, and I do hope they read it.
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by kazzzz on 23 April 2008 3:39pm
 
Haahaaaaa that's sooo funny!
Perhaps the Holy Grail should be screened on St Swithin's Day in Hyde Park?
*snigger*
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by tucsonmike on 23 April 2008 4:04pm
 
Rolling my eyes heavenward.
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by elina on 23 April 2008 7:13pm
 
Oh dear.
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by suzulu on 23 April 2008 7:44pm
 
I received one but I haven't looked at it yet.
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by Palin_Lover on 24 April 2008 2:12am
 
Oh my...
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by TERRY S on 24 April 2008 3:40am
 
Ouuuch!
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by mrsthing on 24 April 2008 4:23am
 
Terry J will have something pithy to say about that--probably in the papers. It's funny how controversial that movie is, almost 30 years later.
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by geordiegirl on 24 April 2008 7:37pm
 
Yes, everyone, the bunch who wrote this in the manifesto-booklet ARE barmy. It amazes me they put up for election anyway - this all costs them money, at least £500, I believe.
Indeed, Judy I hope Terry J will write a spirited rejoinder, somewhere. If I see it I'll post it. (He was sacked from The Guardian, my paper, for being regarded as too loony-left, I believe, but his heart's sure in the right place.)
Yes,Kazzz, Hyde Park would be appropriate for any Python film - it's bigger than all of the other parks!

(I cannot find any political person I know who knows about this L.O.B. screening - must have been ages ago. Certainly wasn't on Spursfan's birthday- we had a big market in Trafalgar Square then. Oh, and all the pub owners urged everyone to raise their glasses to St.George's Day last night - I wonder why??)
 
Re: Loony political manifestos by arty_farty on 1 May 2008 11:41am
 
has anyone voted yet? i was accosted by two tories into voting this morning and almost went to the polling station in my jim jams.

 



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