Official Monster Raving Loony Party Conference 2018

Thurs 27th til Sat 29th September
Here it is then, after three very successful years in Blackpool party members decided we really ought to have a change. So, this year we will be in Belper, Derbyshire. Thanks to the party members of that area for helping to arrange aforesaid shenighans. Special mention for Dale Rowles for arranging the venue, the George and Dragon, 117 Bridge Street, and to Craig the Landlord, for agreeing to host such a predominant gathering.

An array of the most ‘Loonatical Kind’ are gathering to entertain you. ‘Dale Rowles and his BB Blackdog Band’, ‘The Big Fibbers’, ‘Bad Axe, Bad Axe’, so good we named him twice. ‘Gripper and the Gonads’. From Chicago the famous ‘Joe Jammer’. The B U M S Morris side from Wales. Plus stars of the weekend, ‘Vince Ripper and the Rodent show’. Very often an Elvis shows up. As often happens celebrity guests also just appear, you’ll never know what you’ve missed until you do. I shall be there as usual, as from Thurs 20th, to make sure all go’s well with the publicity ie TV, Radio, Newspapers and the general media. So if any of you want to make a week of it, you won’t be on your own.
See you all there.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope, Party Leader.

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Worcester Branch

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE JERSEY FLYER – PARTY CHAIRMAN

Greetings to you all from the Isles of Deliberation as the festive season approaches. I hope this finds everyone in fine fettle and ready to tackle the agonies of having to enjoy oneself by partaking of copious quantities of liquid refreshment and filling ones stomach with all sorts of fattening nourishment. I know – we’ve all got to play our part!!!

Unfortunately, this past conference fell on the dates that I was away leading an expedition across the “Levka Ori” – The White Mountains that run from North to South across the island of Crete. I do this in honour of all the brave servicemen who had to escape from the German forces during 1941. My father was one of them and out of his unit of 417 men only 14 escaped from Crete alive. Everyone I have taken across always says how they now appreciate the terrible hardships that those men had to endure. There are no trees, bushes, rivers or streams up there and you have to know how to find water and to survive such a harsh environment. This year the temperatures were above 40 degrees !!! The expeditions always end with a visit to the Allied War Cemetery at Souda Bay where some of my dad’s men rest in peace.

As an aside – The Official Monster Raving loony Party flag has flown from the highest peak there – over 8,000 feet. Bloody good it looked too.

Three weeks after getting home I was struck with a virus which just about saw me off – put me in a bed for 5 weeks – and unfortunately the quacks can still not diagnose what is the matter with me. Personally, I think it is just me becoming a geriatric loony – but the determination is as strong as it ever was so I am looking very forward to being with you in Belper next year. I may have to borrow Lord Sutch’s spare coffin but -I SHALL BE BACK!!

I am sure you will all join me in wishing our Leader the best of health himself now that he is all wired up with the latest machinery – Howl on Laud !!

Many congratulations to all those members who stood during the elections in all parts of the Realm during 2016 – you certainly did the PARTY PROUD. Plus returned deposits – whatever next?  My thanks also to The Stalwart Manchester Branch who sent me a Christmas Card -it’s on my desk now.

So, may I wish you all a great loony Christmas and an even loonier New Year. Have a cracking time and we shall meet next september.

 with fond wishes – and memories

The Jersey Flyer

Chairman.

 

Nottinghamshire Branch

LOONY ALERT IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Did you know that the original bandit county of Nottinghamshire now has a branch? And not just the type of branch you find in Sherwood Forest.
Relatively new members Frankie Vacuum (the Helmeted Bard) and his trusty sidekick Colonel Col Soup have sent out a call to arms (and legs) for all Loony members to get in touch. We already have the stamp of approval of our glorious Leader the Howling Laud himself and the backing of infamous legend Mr Badaxe!

If you want to get involved then check out our branch Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/omrlpnotts/
Or contact the Helmeted Bard directly on fvacuum@gmail.com
Be part of the latest band of merry men and get involved!!

Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

Well here it is again Christmas 2017, and what another very interesting year, for us who know how to enjoy another year that is. I started off January in my usual fashion with my “Royal Loony Tour of Malta” always made to feel very welcome out there, they seem to think the world of us, well the ex-pats do, and there is thousands of them, not to sure whether the actual Maltese born and bred understand, or even if they want to. A staunch Labour/Catholic Island, all the same, good fun!

February, saw us up in Stoke-on-Trent for the By-election, of which our candidate The Incredible ‘Nick the Flying Brick’ came through with astounding success, having once again failed to win us a seat Parliament. Incredible show Nick.

I put my papers in for my local District Election at the same time and funnily enough came up with the same result as Nick, how strange!

I do like to remind all though that even so, I still retain my seat on my local Town Council of Fleet Hampshire, being Chairman of Highways and Transport and Vice Chair of Planning. So don’t give up, there is and always will be ‘Hope’!

May, saw me off on another Loony Tour, out to visit our Loony Contingent on the Canary Islands. Stayed with our Canary Party Chairman Ri-Dick-ulous Knowles out in Lanzarote. Once again great fun and looking forward to next time. Which in fact wont be long now, January 3rd  2018 to be precise.

June, was once again the Highlight of the year, a General Election, a snap one, never done one of those before, but don’t believe all those superfluous adjectives, it was no different to all the others. I stood in Maidenhead, so Theresa May decided to put up against me, she only just won. Much to her dis-May, the only one who did snap, was her for calling it in the first place ! Well done all you other party members who also rode along with us on the in Political Fun Fair. (More detail of election results are elsewhere on this Loony Party web site.

June, saw me in Ashburton in Devon once more for the annual Carnival, staying in our spiritual home ‘The Golden Lion’ although not a hotel anymore.  And again in September, with Rex Barker, Rex is ghost writing my autobiography would you believe. He was amazed at all the Ashburton peoples memories of the Loony Party days in Devon. Enough about that or you wont buy the book. If you want to be in it send me some of your memories for inclusion, if poss ! !

Golden Lion stay, compliments of Annabelle and Martin Dytham, the new owners. Thank you very much!

Then of course our ‘Wonderful Conference’ once again in ‘Blackpool’ for third year running, all was fine, all went well. Thank you to Jo Jacklin for arranging the venue, and Shaun the landlord of Malloys for putting the show on. The acts were of the highest standard, none more so than Vince Ripper and his Rodent show, who were top of the bill. Joe Jammer was our guest of honour, he certainly had the place arocking. Along with the Electric Boogie Band, Badaxe, and the Drop out Wives.

Must also say thank you once more to Simon, Rhona and Bruno for helping to arrange accommodation.

For three years now we’ve in Blackpool, some are saying, can we have a move next year. Nothing wrong with Blackpool, we shall be back. Our next conference of September 2018 is in Belper, Derbyshire. It was good to hear the people of Blackpool saying “no matter where you are, we shall be there”, and all the remarks on Facebook, “first time I’ve been, you wont keep me away in future” absolutely wonderful.

September 27-28-29th  2018
Watch out for more info and updates!!!!!

Before signing off I’d like to mention that our membership is growing daily, much to the stirling efforts of our Membership Secretary‘ The Indelible’ Baron Von Thunderclap. Well done Baron.

Another note myself and the ‘Incredible Flying Brick’ were expecting a flood of by-elections throughout the year, with all the sleaze that’s been thrown around. No such luck, you can bet yourself they are looking after each others seats. You can take that which ever way you like!!!

Oh yes, nearly forgot, I’ve just been fitted with a pace maker. I can now take big strides to no 10, Ho Ho Ho!!

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year
See you all in 2018
The Illustrious Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Monster Raving Loony Party Leader

Making Northenden Great Again

Lord Cameron, Johnny Disco and The Captain are
Making Northenden Great Again and Donald Trump promised to help.

Sunday 19th of November meet up at St Wilfred’s church Northenden at 10.30am.
The team are tidying the village up, picking up litter. Gloves, equipment will be provided. They will do a couple of hours and then everyone will be flown in Airforce One to the White House for tea, coffee and cakes. If the plane is delayed an alternative will be provided in the church rooms on Ford Lane, Northenden.

Happy Birthday.. Screaming Lord Sutch

A big, happy birthday to our spiritual leader, and founder:
Screaming Lord Sutch
(10 November 1940 – 16 June 1999)