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Lord Bath of Longleat

Sorry more sad news, another friend of mine/ours, Lord Bath of Longleat, Alexander to his friends, has passed away. He helped set up ‘The Wessex Regionalist Party’ with our friend Colin Bex. If any of you were with me at the Kensington and Chelsea By-election in 1997, you will remember that he met up with us at our victory party in the pub before we went to the count. The last time I saw him was in Frome, Somerset, when myself and Derrill Carr were organising one of our Co-ALE-ition beers at the Milk Street Brewery about 4 years ago. He was 87, it was this deadly Corona thing that he succumbed too. R I P my friend, from all in the Monster Raving Loony Party, and I guess we speak for many more.
Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Party Leader.

Tiswas Online

We have a special Bonus Game for you in our #LoonyLotto today with a loontastic prize. In these isolating times, it is fabulous to have my favourite show TISWAS back on our monitors to keep me company, and at it’s usual Saturday morning time of 10.30am! You can watch it live here >>TiswasOnline<< Remember you need to submit your entry via our Twitter account using the hashtag #LoonyLotto by no later than 10am on Sat 4th April

Message from the Leader

I trust you are all doing your bit to help out in these harrowing times, keeping yourselves out of harms way I hope. Its going to be a long and boring next 2 or 3 weeks, but we can do it, for the sake of ourselves, and all those that come after us. Not at all good news for any of us at the moment.
On an even sadder note, I must report some recent passings. Its goodbye to Val Bird, Screaming Lord Sutch’s admin for the ‘Official Sutch’ fan club. Wasn’t so much involved in the party, but was always on hand at any Sutch related ‘do’s and helpful with the history side of things.
Next, Leon Slater, Leon lived in Fleet was a party sympathiser attended 4 Conferences in Fleet and Hook all in Hampshire. In fact if you see page 35 of the latest Wetherspoon Mag, you will see Leon on the far left of the first picture, just a couple of months ago.
And then Nick Holden, Nick was a very well established Bass Player, from Camberley, Surrey, you may well remember him from the conferences held in Yateley. A quiet unassuming guy, just dropped dead on the spot, for no apparent reason.
RIP from us all.
Anyway enough of that for quite some time I hope.

Always look on the bright side of life whilst you can. So all being well we shall meet again in September, look after yourselves.

Howling ‘Laud’ Hope

LoonyLotto

The UK is currently in a state of lockdown. We in the caring & sharing Loony party are going to relieve any boredom whilst you are self-isolating with a series of fun, games, music and some fabulous Loony prizes via our Twitter account OFFICIAL_MRLP in conjunction with every official Lotto (c) draw on Wednesday & Saturday until the lockdown is over.

All rules and daily competitions or tasks along with da rools will be displayed on here, our OFFICIAL website as well as our Facebook and obviously Twitter accounts . . .

#StaySafe, #StayIndoors & #StayLoony . . . good luck! OMRLP

Keep Calm!

Off our trolleys

The Monster Raving Loony Party has recently come to the aid of Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London. He appealed to Londoners via Twitter to only buy what they need. We came to his assistance with our #Manicfesto policy for supermarkets to lock away the trolleys. Lord Andrew of Neil picked up the tweet and circulated. At present we have yet to hear from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Morrisons, Lidl, Aldi, the Co-op and Asda. Maybe they are busy locking up their trolleys!
Chinners

If you are self-isolating. . . here’s a page for you to download and colour in.

Thank you to ‘The SkyKeepers’

Local Council News Update

All council elections on the 7th May 2020 have been cancelled until the 6th of May 2021. So disregard my last comment about standing in your own area. You now have much more time to make up your mind. It will be part of my speech at the conference, just to remind all of those who have said ‘next time’ it will be me! See you all there, if not before.
The Howling ‘Laud’.

Elections this coming May

If any of you are considering standing, you must get a letter of authority from the Nominating Officer. This is very easy to do, just e-mail – a.hope70@ntlworld.com – with your name and address, and the name of the seat you wish to stand.
This time around all elections are local, be it Parish, Town, District or County. No deposit, all free of charge and we can talk you through it step by step.
So c’mon all of you that have said “next time” now is your chance to make yourself famous.
The Howling ‘Laud’

Conference update, add to list of acts – The Monster Raving Loony “Turkish Delight” Belly Dancers!!!

The Lauding it up with the Luddites Conference

The 37th Monster Raving Loony Party Conference.
All is now arranged. It will be held in Louth in Lincolnshire Thurs 24th Fri 25th Sat 26th September. Having just spent 4 days in the town I can assure you that we will be very welcome. With the help of The Iconic Arty Pole and Sarah ‘Mad Cow’ Howard, we visited the venue, ‘The Cobbles’ a very famous Louth Meeting and Music locale.

Thanks to Ben Young the Landlord, a fine gentleman he is too, I’m sure you will all get on very well with him and his customers, I did!

Other pubs and bars around are prepared to join in, The Consortium, a local micro brewery have two Loony Juices on right now Howling ’Laud’ Hop(e) and Lily the Pink cider. It won’t run out, they brew their own.

The Kings Head Hotel, ideal location, just of Market Square. Call Sharon, 01507 602965 speak only to her, she knows we are coming. Tell her who you are, and that you are with The Loony Party. Also The Pack Horse, speak only to Julie 07969 089646 or 07305 140848 tell her the same. You may get good deals! They both know me, so mention my name – Alan Hope.
There are others around, some only £75 for 3 nights, but a bus or taxi ride away. Many more in town centre though.

Camping and Motor Home accommodation is available by contacting Peter Hill 01507450325 or Sarah Howard 07578193191 with some cheap rooms on a first come basis. A little out of the town centre, but mini bus service free of charge in and out. Accommodation in town is plentiful around the Market Square, that will be the hub of the conference. Have a shop around, some Air BNB very reasonable also.

Already booked Dr Diablo and the Rodent Show, Joe Jammer and of course Bad Axe. Many more updates to follow, will keep you all informed.

Howling ‘Laud’ Hope
Party Leader.