Northenden Boat Race 2016

Northenden_Boat_Race_OarsIf any of you happen to find yourselves in South Manchester over the bank holiday weekend, then pop along to the Northenden Boat Race.
On Sunday the 28th of August at 1pm, the 10th annual Northenden Boat Race takes place on the River Mersey in Northenden. Billed as ‘bigger than the Olympics’ this gruelling half mile course has two categories, the dinghy race and the canoe race. winner2Last year attracting 20 dinghies and 3 canoes. Every year money is raised for Christies the cancer charity based in Manchester and over the 10 years the boat race has been going £20,000 has been raised for this fantastic cause. So call in, all the organisers are loonies. Previous winners include, The Captain, Lord Cam and Johnny Disco!!

Conference Update

It’s early August so only eight weeks to Conference time. As most of you know by now, we are back in Blackpool this year from the 29th Sept – 1st October. The same venue as last year ‘Uncle Toms Cabin’ North Shore. Jo Jacklin the Landlady is over the moon that we have decided to go back for a second time, she will tell you how great it was last year, she and her staff reckoned it was the best weekend of their year.
This years musical line up includes ‘The Full Fat Boogie Band’ on the Friday night, they were great last year. Also the fabulous ‘The Big Fibbers’, who are our conference band, and Mr Badaxe – Badaxe, so good we named him twice. Plus Dale Rowles and his BB Blackdog Band show, also ‘The Wattingers’ an evil looking band, who play wicked music, for monstrous minded Loonies! Very sorry to say that Vince Cornwall and his Rodent Rat Show will not be appearing this year. Vince has had surgery and has been told to take it easy, although he is up and about and will be attending with Andrew the Rat, and just maybe Vince may be able to do us a DJ spot on the Friday to open it all up get everybody in the right mood.

And more acts have promised to put in an appearance. I’m not prepared to name names at the moment but some could surprise, remember Adam Ant just turned up one year!

Oh yes and ‘The B.U.M.S’ from Wales, all very good all round musicians, and can stop and entertain at the drop of a 10p piece, alright half a crown then!

The ‘Open Top’ bus is once again booked for the Saturday lunch time ‘Booze Carouse’, thanks once again to Tony Davies. Thankyou as well to Vince and Dale for their input in helping put things together.

You can find accommodation anywhere around ‘The Cabin’ area, that’s the name of the bus stop on North Shore, for around £25-£27-50 per night. There is room for camper vans on site. If you want any help with accommodation call ‘The New Guilderoy Hotel’ on 07747854125 or 01253351547, ask for Lord Guilderoy  and he will sort you out maybe, next door or across the road when they are full. I shall be there as from Thursday 22nd of September, so if anybody wants make a longer ‘do’ of it, you won’t be alone!

See you all there.
The Howling ‘Laud’.

*Breaking News*

In a hurried statement today ‘Nick the Flying Brick’ party Treasurer and Shadow Minister for the ‘Abolition of Gravity’ stated categorically that the ‘Official Monster Raving Loony Party’ have had no resignations and have no plans for a leadership contest.

WE ARE! The Rainbow Alliance

2016_3635_Wandsworth_Town_Hall_16_JunIt was great to meet up with George Weiss at the Tooting by-election. George is the leader of ‘The Rainbow Alliance Party.’ A great friend of Lord Sutch and myself, he was also the agent for Ronnie Carroll when he stood in by-elections. The last time we met was up in the Hartlepool by-election of 2004.
George  used to live next door to Peter Cook so consequently also knew Dudley Moore very well, he was also a great friend of Ian Dury. At Tooting he was the agent for  Smiley Smillie. Myself, Smiley on guitar and others, performed a song which George has written about Utopia, which we recorded outside Tooting Broadway Station!
2016_3636_Wandsworth_Town_Hall_16_JunIn 2004 George claimed ownership of the house that he had always lived in, as his landlord had not collected rent for 12 years. He won his case and sold it for half a million. Then spent the money funding candidates for his RA party in the elections on Northern Ireland. He plans to regenerate his Rainbow Alliance, and maybe join in with us, or come under our umbrella, because if there is a Rainbow its probably raining somewhere.
We have worked together before, and maybe again, we shall see!
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope

These are the Rainbow Alliance lyrics:
“We are the music makers
we are the dreamers of dreams
We are the movers and shakers of the world forever… it seems subliming rhyming impeccable timing
Bands of Parties Wonder Party Bands
playing their ways to Wonderlands
where all will be lovely free and fair
with pleasure to treasure everywhere
Bands of Parties Wonder Party Bands
playing their ways to Wonderlands
We are the music makers
We are the dreamers of dreams
We are the movers and shakers of the world forever . . . it seems”

Future Wonder Party Band Parties: will attain WPBP status by recording their own interpretations of this simple lyric and making it available to downloaders: who will ideally  pay £1: to join their Revolutionary Wonder Party Band Parties in the process.
>>Link to ‘We Are’ performed at Tooting Tube Station<<
‘Rainbow’ George

E.U referendum..

As you all know by now the Loony party as a party allowed all members to vote as they saw fit…

The result of the Referendum is that the United Kingdom has decided to leave the E.U..

The Loony party will continue to draw attention to the silliness and vagaries of the Politicians in the future , as we have in the past.

As the United Kingdom voted, it seems that several areas and organisations, specifically the Scottish SNP have decided they didn’t like the result, and are now calling for a referendum to leave the United Kingdom again.. As far as we are concerned The 2 fishes should immediately resign, they are a disgrace, undermining the result of the United Kingdom E.U referendum , especially as the 2014 result was conclusive. This is not the British way. We as a people respect the result of democracy, and live with it, even if we as individuals voted in an alternative way. They should respect the result of all the peoples of the United Kingdom and work with all parts of the U.K to make a better future..

Tooting By-Election 16th June 2016

2016_3601_Spread_Eagle_Wandsworth_16_JunOnce again, we came, we saw, and didn’t conquer, but good fun trying. The all indelible Nick the Flying Brick was my agent, as always. He travelled down from Derbyshire and teamed up with Tooting party member, The Luscious Helen Lucas, and got the nomination papers all correct and proper, ready for the big day!

2016_3605_Spread_Eagle_Wandsworth_16_JunI arrived in Tooting on Wednesday 8th and ‘The Long Room’ bar and hotel formerly ‘The Mitre’ became our party HQ, along with JJ Moons in the High Street. If I may say at this point, the whole election streetwise was very uninspiring, ‘Sheikh Mehand’ came across from Kent to do some canvassing with me on the Friday, and even he asked “where is everybody”. Only ourselves, Des Coke of the Christian Alliance and Dr Malik of the Immigrants party were ever seen out and about. Usually there is good banter between partys when we meet up, which makes these occasions good fun. 2016_3621_Spread_Eagle_Wandsworth_16_JunDidn’t see a Blue, a Red, Lib Dem, Green, Ukip rosette anywhere, or any of these party members on the streets. In fact there were only two Campaign offices in town, Dr Malik and Labour. The usual thing is to visit them, introduce ourselves and wish them the best of luck, which once again makes for the feelgood factor. Dr Maliks office welcomed us with open arms, and made us fell very welcome. Not so, the Labour office, they told myself and the Sheikh to ‘P–s Off’, or at least one of their ‘Over Officious Opinionated Officers’ did. Accused us of standing against him, I did point out that he had it wrong way round and that he was standing against us! In a democratic election, people stand together, don’t they, he didn’t seem to think so. The local newspaper loved this story, I made sure it went in there!

2016_3632_Wandsworth_Town_Hall_16_JunThe ‘Exquisite’ Yvonne Elwood came to visit a couple of days but the weather was dreadful which didn’t help towards the atmosphere. Also Lawd Lawson and O B Joyful put in an appearance. Thanks for their commitment, sorry about the lack of sunshine!

Thursday 16th June, my birthday and polling day. The count was held in Wandsworth, not in Tooting at all. We all met up in the ‘Spread Eagle’ a public house opposite the counting house, by now RU Seerius and Lady Helenback, OB and the Lawd, Chinners and Flying, myself and Yvonne were all suitably dressed for the occasion. 2016_3640_Wandsworth_Town_Hall_16_JunLady Linda Landers also turned up but had to return home because of a burst pipe, very upset she was too! We made our usual entrance amongst clapping and cheering, cameras were snapping, a lot of hand shaking. Unfortunately to add to the doom and gloom of the weather and the evening itself, was the tragedy of Jo Cox.

2016_3648_Wandsworth_Town_Hall_16_JunNevertheless we managed to come 7th out of 14 candidates, only got 54 votes mind you. I was surprised to see the English Democrats back again, they vowed and declared never to stand again after we beat them in Eastleigh, and we beat them again this time too, just for good measure. All in all, another successful invasion into the Political World, more stories and anecdotes to remember, And thankyou to the odd 54 people who knew who to vote for!
AS A PARTING NOTE, we shall not be contesting the Batley and Spen By-election. The seat left vacant by the regrettable circumstances surrounding Jo Cox. RIP.
Howling ‘Laud Hope
Party Leader.

Tooting by-election results

We came, we stood, but unusally the event was very sombre, overshadowed by the horrific events regarding Jo Cox.

here are the results..we came 7th out of 14 candidates

Candidate Votes Share Swing
Rosena Allin-Khan (Labour) 17,894 55.92 8.73
Dan Watkins (Conservative) 11,537 36.05 -5.83
Esther Obiri-Darko (Green) 830 2.59 -1.52
Alex Glassbrook (LD) 820 2.56 -1.37
Elizabeth Jones (UKIP) 507 1.58 -1.29
Des Coke (CPA) 164 0.51
Howling Laud Hope (Loony) 54 0.17
Graham Moore (Eng Dem) 50 0.16
Akbar Ali Malik (Immigrants) 44 0.14
Ankit Love (Love) 32 0.1
Zirwa Javaid (Ind) 30 0.09
Zia Samadani (Ind) 23 0.07
Bobby Smith (GMBE) 9 0.03
Smiley Smillie (Ind) 5 0.02

 

Jo Cox M.P

We would like to express our condolences to the Family and friends of the M.P Jo Cox after the events of yesterday.

We would also like to inform any of our supporters and potential voters for the constituency of Batley and Spen, that we will not be contesting any by election caused as a result of this terrible news.