Vote for insanity! On the campaign trail with the UK’s Loonies

Witney, England — On the otherwise sober streets of the English market town of Witney, midday shoppers and bemused pensioners are being bothered by a man wearing an inflatable banana on his head.

Howlin' Laud Hope

Howlin’ Laud Hope’s antics led more serious-minded candidates to complain of being “tarnished with the Loony brush”. [Simon Hooper]

“If you can’t give us your vote, give us a smile!” he cries. Further down the street a fellow conspirator in a gold lamé top hat and oversized bow tie is haranguing passers by through a megaphone: “Vote for insanity! You know it makes sense!”

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