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This is a big deal. The MRLP leader, Alan "Howling Laud" Hope, is running directly against the Tory leader in his own constituency. I guess the US has its Tea Party and Britain has the MRLP. They have an important campaign plank - floating bicycles for river transportation:

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". 

(Photo: Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope, Leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party, shouts with his mega-phone while on the campaign trail in Witney, Oxfordshire, on April 19, 2010. Hope is running against David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party for the constituency political seat. During the day, Hope visited the council offices to pay a deposit for his election nomination forms. By Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty.)

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