Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Monster Raving Boring

I know that the Monster Raving Looney Party is supposed to be pointless, but for many there has always been a little sense of affection for their lightening of the democratic dialogue. Unfortunately, I think their time and any possible relevance has passed, even though party leader, Alan Hope, looks remarkably like Boss Hogg.

A recent stunt (reported here at the BBC) was an effort to drum up publicity. The big idea: make Mondays part of the weekend. What a crazy, mad cap idea. I would love to meet the comic genius that came up with that one. Surely there were a million better ideas. In fact, why did they choose an idea that has already been adopted by most socialist governments in the EU?

The sad part of all of this is that Ian Duncan Smith will probably be forced to announce this idea as part of a Tory policy review next week.