Lord Buckethead Says He Will Stand Against Nigel Farage In Upcoming European Elections
Remember Lord Buckethead; the bizarre bucket-wearing independent candidate who ran against Theresa May in the 2017 general election? Well, he's back and his political ambitions are as strong as ever as he sets his sights on the European Parliament elections.
Revealing his plans on social media, Lord Buckethead said 'so many' people had urged him to run against Nigel Farage in the election on 23 May and someone has even set up a GoFundMe page to help cover the cost of a deposit.
And, by the looks of things, people are keen to see him stand - the fundraising page has received more than £12,000, over double the five grand needed for a deposit.
BREAKING NEWS: Since so many have begged me to run against Nigel Farage in the EU Parliament Election on 23 May, a clever Earthling set up this link for you to fund the cost of the pricey deposit. Will I agree to run if the goal is met? MY ANSWER: YES! https://t.co/dEksIF278U pic.twitter.com/Lq19e2SNk2- Lord Buckethead:tm: (@LordBuckethead) April 19, 2019
A statement on the GoFundMe page reads: "Brexit. It's so much wrong! Before 2015 most of us in Britain were happily getting on with our lives and arguing about things that matter such as the NHS, education, housing or whether a burger is also a sandwich or not, and so on.
"Then Nigel Farage, David Cameron Grrr and a pile of outside money agitators started breaking all of our things. Enough is enough. Sometimes we need help to see how stupid our own small squabbling is. "
The message goes on to say: "Lord Buckethead has agreed to stand for election - if together we can make it happen. You see, the European MEP elections will take place on the 23rd of May - yikes, next month - so we would just need to raise only £5000, to cover Lord Buckethead's deposit, before this Thursday, April 25! Deadline, deadline! This one mustn't whoosh by.
"If we raise *more* than £5000, Buckethead's emissaries on Earth will use every extra penny to campaign on the ground and on the Internet for Lord Buckethead to face down and beat Nigel Farage as MEP candidate for the South East of England!"
Lord Buckethead, who claims to be an intergalactic space lord, has previously stood in three general elections - as well as going up against May in Maidenhead in 2017, he has also stood against Margaret Thatcher in Finchley in 1987 and John Major in Huntington in 1992.
The GoFundMe page statement ends: "Just think. Brexit could be over. Nigel Farage could be vanquished. After all he was already beaten by a man dressed as a dolphin when he stood to become an MP. Let us not forget that. Spread our message far and wide and, NO JOKE, WE COULD WIN!"
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