Every time there's an election in the UK, we get a few loony parties springing up formed by a bunch of jokers who don't really care about politics but are just having a laugh. One of them unfortunately won the last election.
The Monster Raving Loony Party are the second longest-lasting of our resident nutters. They've actually beaten the longest-lasting, the Labour party, in some local elections recently, because people find them less mad. Then there was the one-man-band, the Church of the Militant Elvis who didn't do well but did get some votes. And of course the Greens, who some people have been fooled into taking seriously.
Now, at last, a long-ignored minority (although if you take a walk down any UK high street, you wouldn't think they were a minority) have their own political support. The Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality party is putting up candidates for election! No kidding! Ask Manwiddicombe, he saw them first.
I hope they win one. We could all do with a laugh. Since they are up against Caroline Lucas, so green you just want to mow her, I hope they do very well indeed.
Hmm... I suppose it's too late to form an 'Equal Rights for Smokers' party? It's certainly too late to fund it.