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Nomination papers must be returned on or before the 24th of April!

Monster Mash to be launched on Thursday 1st May 2014

2014_2221_Monster_Mash_PumpclipWe will be officially launching Monster Mash our 7th Co-ALE-ition ale on Thursday 1st May 2014, details are as follows:-
7pm - Official launch event at the Mash brewery in East Stratton (Hampshire). The brewery is on a farm in a very small picturesque village located between Basingstoke and Winchester. Transport can be arranged from Basingstoke/Winchester stations direct to the Mash brewery.
8pm – Leave the Mash brewery and travel into Winchester Town Centre where we will visit up to three great real ale pubs all serving Monster Mash on the night. Transport will be arranged from the Mash brewery into Winchester.
The final pub we will visit is The Albion, right next to Winchester Station which will have Monster Mash and Wild Weather’s HowlinGale (3.9% dark old ale for CAMRA’s Mild month of May campaign) on handpump that very same night. The Albion’s claim to fame is that this was the OMRLP HQ for 10 days during the Winchester by-election in Nov 1997 when Lord Sutch was the candidate:- www.the-albion.com
Further details on this launch event will be announced as we get nearer the 1st May. However if you are interested in attending the Monster Mash launch event on the 1st May please email/phone Alan Hope or Derrill Carr their contact details are below:-
Alan Hope:-  a.hope70@ntlworld.com
Tel number:-   07946 292557
Derrill Carr:- derrill.carr@btinternet.com
Tel number:- 01252 622964 or 07803 292557
Monster Mash is a rebranded version of Mash brewery’s award winning Mash Gold ale this is a very refreshing 4% golden ale with citrus zesty flavours resulting from the American Citra hops that are used. The Monster Mash pumpclip is a work of art, unique, very eye catching and completely different from the any of the previous six Co-ALE-ition pumpclips. We have used a photo of Alan Hope (Leader of the Loony Party) sitting over his cabinet who are from left to right:-  Knigel Knapp the Shadow Minister for big fibs and blatant lies, Baron Von Thunderclap Shadow Minister for saving the dodo, Chinners Shadow Minister for spinning and bouncing, The Flying Brick Shadow Minister for the abolition of gravity, RU Seerius Shadow Ministry for uncommitted manifesto commitments.

50th Anniversary for Radio Sutch

2014_2151_RadioSutch_Poster_26_MayRadio Sutch is having its 50th Anniversary in May, they are having a live broadcast on 26/7th May from The Divers Arms pub, Herne Bay, Kent.
www.radiosutch.net

Introducing the Mash brewery our next Co-ALE-ition micro brewing partner

2014_2201_The_Mash_BreweryAlan and Derrill met up with brewery owners Dr Graham Turner, John Willmore and Marketing Manager Andrew Wythes two weeks ago at the Mash brewery in East Stratton (Hants). It was great to have a Dr on board but we found out later that Graham is not medically trained so perhaps Dr stands for Drink responsibly which is also an important part of the Co-ALE-ition message.
After what seemed a long and very enjoyable ale tasting session they were able to unanimously select Mash Gold as the next Co-ALE-ition ale which will be rebranded as Monster Mash. Monster Mash is a 4% abv very refreshing golden ale which will be perfect as a session beer in the summer and it is brewed using American Citra hops which provide a citrus zesty flavour to make this very special Co-ALE-ition ale.

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Ernie Lyons tribute evening

2014_2141_George_RideonWe are having a Tribute evening to Ernie Lyons who won the first senior race on the mountain circuit after WW2 at the 1946 Manx Grand Prix.
This is being held at Walls Social Club, Hammond Way Barnwood Gloucester GL4 3HG on the 26th of April.
All money raised will go to Helicopter, Heart, Cancer & Spinal Injuries.
Tickets £5 please contact George Ridgeon on 01452 623650
1946 Triumph Grand Prix Rep winning machine on display see photo

Howling and The Queen

2014_2101_The_Queen_Opening_9_AprHowling was at The Queen in Aldershot yesterday as the special VIP guest for the opening of Wetherspoon’s latest pub. This is the very first Wetherspoon’s pub where Howling has been involved in the official opening ceremony. This one is especially pertinent as Howling knows The Queen very well and its history as he has was born and brought up in the area and is very well known by the local community. 2014_2103_The_Queen_Opening_9_AprHowling also knows Terry Bridgeman, the Mayor of Rushmoor, extremely well and Terry was a special guest at the 30 year anniversary party for the OMRLP held at the Prince Arthur in Fleet last September.
Wetherpoons had spent around £2.5M transforming The Queen and the end results were absolutely spectacular. Howling was delighted to meet Sue (Manager) from the Tilly Shilling and Dan, Sam and and Shannon from The Prince Arthur in Fleet all of whom had all transferred over to The Queen, so it was more like home from home for him.2014_2102_The_Queen_Opening_9_Apr
Howling made a very big impression in his all white outfit and with his big rosette suitably inscribed with “JD Wetherspoon”. Howling has personally visited over 400 different Wetherspoon pubs and is a big fan and supporter of the company. Howling was also delighted to find that Longdog’s Winning Co-ALE-ition was the local ale on sale for this special opening event and was told that two other Co-ALE-ition ales were in the cellar of The Queen both waiting to come on soon.
The opening ceremony and photos will be in the next Wetherspoons quarterly magazine and the local newspaper (News & Mail).

May Elections

The May elections will soon be upon us. There will be Town, Parish, District, definitely, and maybe County in some places. If any of you intend standing for our party, you must get a certificate of nomination from our nominations officer. Please bear in mind you cannot stand as a loony candidate without permission.
It is all free, no deposits our required, and good experience for when you may want to stand for a parliamentary seat.
E-mail your information and the intended seat that you want to contest to – a.hope70@ntlworld.com — plus you can phone  07946292557  if you are not sure about anything.
Its all good fun, a laugh a minute, and you will thoroughly enjoy yourself, win lose or draw.
We have three sitting Coucillors at the moment, Howling ‘Laud’ Hope in Fleet, Hampshire — The ‘Flying Brick’ in Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire  and ‘Mad’ Mike Young on the Isle of Sheppey. Lets see if we can get  a dozen or so this time round, if not more.
NOMINATION PAPERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM YOUR TOWN HALL.
To be returned no later than April 24th
The sooner you get them the better, any more info call 07946292557
Happy Canvassing – Stay Loony
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Party Leader