More power to the Loony elbow

HOW gratifying that Lord Toby Jug and the Monster Raving Loony Party managed to make their mark in the St Ives election by annihilating Labour. In these dark times we are in dire need of a political force that can refresh those parts of government that ot

HOW gratifying that Lord Toby Jug and the Monster Raving Loony Party managed to make their mark in the St Ives election by annihilating Labour. In these dark times we are in dire need of a political force that can refresh those parts of government that other parties never seem to reach, so Toby mustn't rest on his laurels.

Many readers will remember how the late and great Screaming Lord Sutch took on John Major in the 1992 General Election and captured a whopping 728 votes, propelling him to sixth place out of the 10 candidates, without leaving his bar-stool in the Godmanchester pub that served as his headquarters. Think what might be achieved now.

Yes, the Raving Loonies have come a long way since those distant days of plotting and scheming in the taproom of The Golden Lion in the quaint Devonshire town of Ashburton, which once boasted its own (stannary) parliament and courts but is now famed for its Raving Loony mayor... Now there's a thought.

STUART LITTLEWOOD


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