People of Kent – Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, has announced he will be stand for election in Kent on 7 May 15. He has chosen the Kent constituency of South Thanet to take on Nigel Farage and is representing the newly formed Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP).
The comedian is standing on a platform of self-professed “Common Sense”, part of which includes leaving Europe by 2025 and the edge of the Solar System by 2050. On economics Al Murray has promised to revalue the pound at £1.10 making the pound allegedly worth 10p more.
The FUKP logo, which includes an upside down pound sign, is clearly a snub to UKIP, as it includes an upside down pound symbol. Al Murray has also said “It seems to me that the UK is ready for a bloke waving a pint around, offering common sense solutions.”
If Al Murray wins the election in Kent, he promised “The other parties offer a moon on a stick. We will do better than that: a British Moon on a British Stick”. Some of the other FUKP election pledges include:
- 1p a Pint, as well as white wine or fruit based drink (Crisps will remain the same price)
- To brick up the Channel Tunnel, with British Bricks.
- Greece will be bought and operated by Kent County Council.
- Reintroduce National Service, but only for those who don’t want to do it.
- To look up the unemployed as they cause crime.
The South Thanet Seat is currently held by the Conservatives who won it from Labour in 2010. Laura Sandys, the Conservative MP, won with a majority of 7617 and a 48% majority. UKIP candidate, Trevor Shonk, on the other hand only managed 5.5% of the vote.
If you’re a betting man, Ladbrokes are currently offering 66-1 that Al Murray can win the election in Kent. Although if he does win, South Thanet would become the Nation’s capital and a Demilitarized Zone will be established between North and South Thanet. According to FKUP their official poll has found the following:
To see more of FKUP and the policies effecting the election in Kent, go to: