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Whose Policy: UKIP Or Monster Raving Loony Party?

It's harder than you think.

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  1. 1. Abolish speed cameras and replace them with speed limiters fitted in cars.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2005 general election

    "All speed cameras will be abolished and replaced by a new device fitted to your cars which will automatically slow down to the speed limit when driven though an infra-red beam," the loonies declared.

  2. 2. Make London Underground's Circle Line run in a circle.

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    UKIP policy statement, 2010 general election

    "UKIP will return London's Circle Line to a circle - the complete circular service recently stopped," the party still states on its website.

  3. 3. Ban Greyhound racing.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2010 general election

    Banning Greyhound racing will "stop the country going to the dogs", according to the loonies.

  4. 4. Build three high speed railway lines across Britain.

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    UKIP policy statement, 2010 general election

    "UKIP enthusiastically supports the high speed rail concept," the party boasted four years ago. Which is awkward for anti-High Speed 2 campaigners who have since flocked to the party.

  5. 5. Tax rich people to pay for the printing of money.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2005 general election

    The loonies said the rich should pick up the cost of making money "as they use most of it".

  6. 6. End the existing policy of generous MPs' expenses.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2005 general election.

    The loonies believe that an MP's salary "is quite ample" so expenses should "be distributed to the poor and needy so that they can waste it instead".

  7. 7. Compulsory dress code for taxi drivers.

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    UKIP policy document, 2010 general election

    UKIP said that there standard of dress and service code for drivers may be set by councils if there is local support.

  8. 8. Scrap the Ministry of Defence.

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    Current UKIP policy

    Nigel Farage's party reckons it's time to abolish the 65,000-person department and start again.

  9. 9. Repaint trains in traditional British colours.

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    UKIP policy document, 2010 general election

    UKIP appear to have outsourced their transport policy to the world's biggest railway enthusiast. And they're really angry about the colour of trains: "The unseemly haste with which National Express destroyed the quality GNER brand by painting out its heraldry on service trains standing at rail stations was a disgrace. As with the iconic red bus in London, so the Government should insist on a modernised form of traditional branding - chocolate and cream for Great Western, scarlet red for Midland, Apple Green for the East Coast. These are icons of Britishness."

  10. 10. Cap the number of people in Britain at 63 million.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2010 general election

    The loonies pledged to operate a strict "one out, one in (excluding Births)" policy. "Any Person who can prove that they or their descendants emigrated to the U.K before 55 A.D can stay. All the others will be repatriated to their original country."

  11. 11. Compulsory maths qualifications for Treasury ministers.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2001

    The loonies campaigned on a platform of compulsory Maths O-levels for all Treasury ministers, in order to prevent the existence of "two different rates of inflation when used to calculate raises in both state benefits and taxes".

  12. 12. Twin British hospitals with those in another country.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 1997 general election

    This way the loonies believe you can "chose where you want to convalesce".

  13. 13. Legalise foxhunting on a "one hound, one dog" basis.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2005 general election

    The loonies said that this would "make it a bit fairer".

  14. 14. Keep prisoners on boats.

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    UKIP policy document, 2010 general election

    "UKIP plans to build more prisons over 10 years," the party said, including "more state-of-the-art prison ships".

  15. 15. Heating for bus shelters.

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    Monster Raving Loony, 2001 general election

    The loonies pledged central heating at all bus stations. "This will be turned on full in summer and off in the winter, just like the buses," they said.

  16. 16. Community service for children who bunk off school.

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    A flagship loony policy: "Children who bunk off school will be ordered to do community service as truancy officers."

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