The manifesto, entitled “The Manicfesto”, for the 2005 General Election featured the major commitment of their long held pledge to abolish income tax, citing as always that it was only meant to be a temporary measure during the Napoleonic Wars. This has been a Loony staple policy since the original manifesto was written by Sutch’s agent Pauline Read in 1983. Also included was another old staple, the “Putting Parliament On Wheels” idea of having Parliament sit throughout the country rather than solely in London—with special emphasis this time in its creation negating the need for national/regional assemblies.
The rest of the party’s manifesto included:
- Refusing to sign up to the euro, but inviting the rest of Europe to join the pound.
- Drivers can go straight over a roundabout when there’s no traffic coming “to make driving through Milton Keynes more fun”.
- Traffic cops “too stupid” for normal police work to be retrained as vicars.
- Withdrawal of MPs’ £118,000 expenses allowance, and the money “in future be distributed to the poor and needy so that they can waste it instead.”
- Any MP whose constituency sells off a school playing field for development will be required to relinquish their own back garden as a replacement sports facility for the school.
- All motorways to become massive cycle tracks instead
- All speed cameras will be abolished and replaced by a new device fitted to cars which will automatically slow down to the speed limit when driven though an infra-red beam.
- The introduction of a 99p coin to “save on change”.