Comedian Al Murray makes a party political broadcast on behalf of the Free United Kingdom Party (FUKP) Comedian Al Murray has said he intends to take his Pub Landlord character into the political arena - with an election tilt at Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Comedian Al Murray has said he intends to take his Pub Landlord character into the political arena - with an election tilt at Ukip leader Nigel Farage. Murray said he would be standing in the Kent seat of South Thanet for his newly formed Free United Kingdom Party. Watch the Pub Landlord's election broadcast:
Explaining his decision to stand in a YouTube message, the Pub Landlord said: "It seem to me that the UK is ready for a bloke waving a pint around, offering common sense solutions."
The Pub Landlord has offered a bold election platform:
"I pledge that the UK will leave Europe by 2025 and the edge of the Solar System by 2050. Common Market sense."
He also made light of his lack of knowledge of the local area, saying: "Let it be known that like many of the Parliamentary hopefuls in the forthcoming election, I have no idea where South Thanet is - but did that stop Margaret Thatcher from saving the Falkland Islands? No."
He has also set up a www.thepublandlord.com with the slogan: "Other parties offer the moon on a stick. We'll do better than that: a British moon on a British stick."
The party's upturned pound sign symbol is a clear parody of Ukip's logo.
Farage seems to have taken the news in good humour, reportedly telling the Guido Fawkes blog "finally, a serious opponent in South Thanet".
Wed 14 Jan 2015