Jan 14, 2015

    Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, Is Standing Against Nigel Farage In The Election

    Murray is running as part of the Free United Kingdom party.

    Al Murray, the comedian who plays the Pub Landlord character, is running against Nigel Farage in May's general election.

    Murray is running in South Thanet under the banner of the Free United Kingdom party (FUKP) and has manifesto statements such as increasing the value of the pound coin by 10p.

    Last year, UKIP complained that it lost thousands of votes in the European election because voters got confused with another, similarly named party, An Independence From Europe.

    Murray has already released a party political manifesto, in which he says: "It seems to me that the UK is ready for a bloke waving a pint around offering common-sense solutions."

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    South Thanet is already expected to be a tough seat for Farage to win. And now Ladbrokes is giving out odds suggesting the Pub Landlord is more likely to win than the Lib Dems in the area.

    The Pub Landlord is 66/1 to win Thanet South - marginally more likely than Lib Dems. @FUKPnews

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    The Pub Landlord is 66/1 to win Thanet South - marginally more likely than Lib Dems.

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    3:21 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Here's FUKP's full 13-point manifesto:

    1 - The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more. #commonsense.

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    1 - The pound will be revalued at one pound 10p, so it will now be worth 10p more. #commonsense.

    3:12 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2 - If you come to A&E and it’s neither an accident nor an emergency then you'll be sent to a random hospital department to be practiced on.

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    2 - If you come to A&E and it’s neither an accident nor an emergency then you'll be sent to a random hospital department to be practiced on.

    3:12 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3 - Foreign Policy. Germany has been too quiet for too long. Just saying.

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    3 - Foreign Policy. Germany has been too quiet for too long. Just saying.

    3:13 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4 - Immigration. This is the greatest country in the world and people want to move here. We need an MP to make things worse. Look no further

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    4 - Immigration. This is the greatest country in the world and people want to move here. We need an MP to make things worse. Look no further

    3:13 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5 - Education. Instead of a postcode lottery a new improved Street Raffle will determine which schools your kids get in to. #commonsense

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    5 - Education. Instead of a postcode lottery a new improved Street Raffle will determine which schools your kids get in to. #commonsense

    3:14 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6 - Alex Salmond to be made First Minister for Norwich, so he can understand what being ignored by the rest of the country is really like.

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    6 - Alex Salmond to be made First Minister for Norwich, so he can understand what being ignored by the rest of the country is really like.

    3:14 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7 – Europe. I pledge that the UK will leave Europe by 2025 and the edge of the Solar System by 2050.

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    7 – Europe. I pledge that the UK will leave Europe by 2025 and the edge of the Solar System by 2050.

    3:15 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8 - The Environment. Boris Johnson to be put on an island. He keeps saying that’s what he wants.

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    8 - The Environment. Boris Johnson to be put on an island. He keeps saying that’s what he wants.

    3:15 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9 - Corporations and Globalisation. Blah blah blah paradigm blah blah blah, blah blah dialectic blah blah blah blah blah blah game-changer.

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    9 - Corporations and Globalisation. Blah blah blah paradigm blah blah blah, blah blah dialectic blah blah blah blah blah blah game-changer.

    3:16 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10 - Homes for hard working families. Build some houses but without bringing down house prices. How hard can it be? #commonsense

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    10 - Homes for hard working families. Build some houses but without bringing down house prices. How hard can it be? #commonsense

    3:16 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11 – Defence. National Service, but only for people who don’t want to do it. #commonsense

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    11 – Defence. National Service, but only for people who don’t want to do it. #commonsense

    3:16 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12 - Law and Order. Unemployment causes crime: I propose to lock up the unemployed. #commonsense

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    12 - Law and Order. Unemployment causes crime: I propose to lock up the unemployed. #commonsense

    3:17 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13 - Local issues. South Thanet to be made the new capital of the UK. Demilitarised zone to be set-up between North and South Thanet.

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    13 - Local issues. South Thanet to be made the new capital of the UK. Demilitarised zone to be set-up between North and South Thanet.

    3:17 PM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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