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Believe it or not, a person used to have achieved a tome of work, often beyond their relevant field, to be acknowledged with an MBE, OBE or Knighthood. Services in the music industry were virtually unheard of until 1967 when Her Majesty took Screaming Lord Sutch’s advice by awarding members of The Beatles with an OBE. In recent years, merely doing their job by winning a few races, tennis matches or being a well regarded party politician or donor by the Government of the day will ensure sutch recognition. It has long been a mystery to us that, alongside our Spiritual Leader, a radio pioneer who since his 1964 pirate days and then became the first DJ on the newly created BBC Radio 1 in 1967, has as yet, received any Royal Gong for nearly 60 years of duty to broadcasting alongside his seldom reported vast amount of work undertaken for charity projects.
As the party renowned for being ahead of the political rabble, and to commemorate his 80th Birthday, we are proud to confirm that Lord Tony Blackburn is now our OFFICIAL Minister of Disc Jockeys having FUN
We trust that this honour will be noted and duly rectified in future by the Governments ‘Honours Committee by finally recommending him for a Knighthood.
The process of our annual New Years Honours in late December each year, usually begins in July, with a shortlist of 8-10 people who we deem to be either worthy or overlooked by the other facility that dispenses gongs & titles. These are whittled down to a final 3 that will be ordained as Lord’s or Lady’s with their own Ministry to run, once we form the next Government of the Loonyverse. A mere couple of hours after announcing Lord Brian May, others promptly followed suit by making him a Knight of the Realm, so once again, the Loony Party are ahead of the curve! Not wanting a repeat of this blatant copy-cat skullduggery, the process for our 2024 honours began 6 months early on 2nd Jan. Fortunately, TalkTV had contacted Loony HindQuarters, requesting a party spokesperson to appear on their James Whale Show on Sat 7th Jan, so the decision was made and A.Gent Chinners was despatched to London Bridge with TISWAS Bunny duly advised to find a Zoom spot in his remote warren that actually worked.
Sadly Lord Whale was feeling a tad under the weather on the day, but the show must go on with Ash, Lizzie Cundy & Chuck Thomas filling his void with aplomb. Chinners & Bunny were given a seriously hard grilling for nearly 45 minutes on the various issues of the day, with both giving straight, honest & comprehendable responses to each question thrown at them, thus confirming that neither of them presently have the require skills to become an MP in the foreseeable future.
Lord James Whale duly returned to the studio the following week and was finally presented with his certificate as our OFFICIAL ‘Minister of Saving Whales in Wales’.
A.Gent Chinners would like to thank all the panel, crew and security staff at TalkTV for their hospitality, with a special mention to Mark Runner who looked after him so admirably all evening!
The full show can be seen on TalkTV catchup https://watch.talk.tv/watch/replay/51597206
A. Gent Chinners
I guess it was because we were back doing what we do best, making the other Politicians stand against us. We’d missed that for a couple of years.
In March we all descended on Erdington in Birmingham for a By-election, our candidate was The Good Knight Sir Nosda, he held up our tradition of not winning, but not coming last either.
May saw in the local elections, we had an asylum of loony’s standing in the Chessington area, plus 6 in other areas around the country. Our leader Howling ‘Laud’ Hope kept his seat on Fleet Town Hants, but alas we only retained 5 councillors from our 6. Norm the Storm in West Grinstead Sussex decided, to retire, we wish him well.
Bolney Ward in Sussex also saw a by-election with our candidate Baron Von Thunderclap putting on the style and coming 4th out of six.
Our 38th Loony Party Conference was a great success up in Coalville in Leicestershire, thanks to The Victoria Music Rooms and Landlord John Commons.
Our grand finale of the year was in December when we again all converged in Chester for the City by election, Our candidate was our leader The Howling ‘Laud’. A great result, keeping up our tradition, once again, not first, but not last, 10th from 15 candidates.
Our next outing will be some time in Feb 2023, a by-election being called in the West Lancashire seat, Ormskirk being the main town. We shall be there, anybody in that area who wants to join in, let us know.
Look at – loonyparty.com – to read more about the above events.
A couple of sadder notes from the year, the loss of our Dear Queen Elizabeth – God save the King. Plus the loss of our close friend ‘Bus Pass Elvis, not a party member, but we were both on the same side of politics.
Just another note of interest, it is now recognised that Howling ‘Laud’ Hope has actually stood in 9 General Elections, in his total of 30 Parliamentary elections. More General Elections than any one else on record. And more to come Hopefully.
Conference 2023 in the making at the moment, not to sure where, but will be 28-29-30th Sept, for your diary.
We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but until we meet again . . . Happy New Year my friends, see you all soon.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope – Loony Party Leader
As is customary, OFFICIAL Loony Ministries have been awarded to worthy recipients for several years now with previous bestowments given to The Nolans, Mike Batt, KT Tunstall, Justin Hawkings, James Blunt and Scarlett Bouvier amongst others. In no particular order, we can now reveal the class of 2023 . . .
Lord Captain Sensible – Minister of Noise.
Along with band mate Dave Vanian, he once carried the coffin of our Spiritual leader, Screaming Lord Sutch, at the Nashville Rooms, gently depositing him on stage in front of the microphone . . . upside down! In light of the other main political parties encroaching on our territory we also feel it is about time that we had a sensible Lord.
Lady Sophie Green – Minister for Conserving Leopards Spots.
An astounding wildlife artist with a passion for conservation, our party colours will be safe in her hands. We chose the colours of the leopard as unlike other political party’s, we never change our spots.
Dr Brian May – Minister of the Badger Starfleet in the Sky at Night returning Back to the Light.
Replacing former Loony Minister, the late, great Patrick Moore, has been a long & difficult process for us. The logic of choosing one of his astronomical friends to plug this black hole seems to have passed over our heads like a shooting star until recently. Needless to say, we are now royally proud to have finally filled this void in our party cabinet.
An honourable mention goes, once again, to all those fantastic members of the NHS who will all be suitably rewarded once we are in Government but until then we will reduce the alphabet to just 23 letters in recognition of the other main political parties, who have sadly, been ignoring the letters N, H & S for far too many years now.