Quoth Will Tease, incumbent Fool Party head, regarding the UK's 2010 elections:
“We’ve decided that since most of the candidates of the other parties were big enough fools, what this election really needs was a level playing field so we’re putting ourselves forward to bring some levity to the campaign and to prick the pomposity of those who seek to govern us. Together with my fellow Fools I have been trying to put together a manifesto which is even more ludicrous than the ones that have been published so far by other political parties.
“As this has proved rather more difficult than we’d expected, we’ve decided simply to produce our own pledge card. We believe that the 10 promises we are announcing today would solve most of this country’s current problems. But if anyone has any other ideas for really foolish policies we’d be delighted to hear them and we’ll even offer a prize for the best one!
“Our first promise is that if we win this election we will turn the Houses of Parliament into Britain’s biggest comedy club. Overnight we would massively increase the number of people tuning into the Parliament Channel. MPs would instead sit at Muncaster Castle, the home of Tom Fool, the man who is this inspiration for all real Fools.
“Anyone who has concerns about our current policies need fear not. A new Fool of Muncaster and leader of the Tom Fool Party is elected every year following a rigorous selection procedure. In fact I will oversee the election of my successor at the International Jester Tournament at Muncaster Castle just four weeks after the General Election on 3 June.”
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