A guy called “Lord Buckethead” stood against Theresa May and his political manifesto is making people cry with laughter
“Oh my god Lord Buckethead’s political manifesto I’m screaming” writes @Scottbix over on Twitter.
MY 2017 MANIFESTO: Strong, not entirely stable, leadership
1. The abolition of the Lords (except me).
2. Full facial coverings to be kept legal, especially bucket-related headgear.
3. No third runway to be built at Heathrow: where we’re going we don’t need runways.
4. Ceefax to be brought back immediately, with The Oracle and other Teletext services to be rolled out by the next Parliament.
5. Regeneration of Nicholson’s Shopping Centre, Maidenhead.
6. Buckethead on Brexit: a referendum should be held about whether there should be a second referendum.
7. Nuclear weapons: A firm public commitment to build the £100bn renewal of the Trident weapons system, followed by an equally firm private commitment not to build it. They’re secret submarines, no one will ever know. It’s a win win.
8. Nationalisation of Adele: in order to maximise the efficient use of UK resources, the time is right for great British assets to be brought into public ownership for the common good. This is to be achieved through capital spending.
9. A moratorium until 2022 on whether Birmingham should be converted into a star base.
10. Legalisation of the hunting of fox-hunters.
11. New voting age limit of 16 to be introduced. New voting age limit of 80 to be introduced too.
12. Katie Hopkins to be banished to the Phantom Zone.
13. Stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Start buying lasers from Lord Buckethead.
14. Prospective MPs to live in the seat they wish to represent for at least five years before election, to improve local representation in Parliament.
15. Free bikes for everyone, to help combat obesity, traffic congestion and bike theft.
And look how well it’s going down with people:
And a four more Lord Buckethead tweets whilst we’re here:
Theresa May doing her best to stay away from Lord Buckethead on the stage at Maidenhead count. pic.twitter.com/dcUnmVgfCT
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) June 9, 2017
A man called 'Lord Buckethead', dabbing on the same stage as the Prime Minister. British politics is just outrageous on so many levels.
— Si (@PhantomGoal) June 9, 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks while her electoral rival Lord Buckethead looks on. Truly, democracy is a beautiful thing. pic.twitter.com/6lQqeD5xb0
— Nathan McDermott (@natemcdermott) June 9, 2017
— Harry Yorke (@HarryYorke1) June 9, 2017
UPDATE: And this bloke has secured an interview:
“It’s the exclusive no one else wanted: The first interview with Lord Buckethead, the candidate standing against Theresa May in Maidenhead.” says @Jimwaterson over on Twitter.
Amazing. Britain is great
British politics is fucking brilliant. pic.twitter.com/nqoV1E2SjU
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) June 9, 2017