Sunday, March 31, 2019

A political April Fool


There are some good April Fools which I have enjoyed over the years – but this year I have found a brilliant example of a website purporting to be that of a tiny left-wing anti-EU political Party with a bizarre detailed backstory.

This is (or so the website says) an organisation which claims inspiration from Marxism but is essentially just obsessed with Brexit. The game is only really given away by the Pythonesque name of the imaginary outfit – the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist.

These are (allegedly) “communists” who believe that the British Army exemplifies “national sovereignty”.  They also (we are supposed to believe) celebrate the fact that fifteen people came together to launch “Leavers of Britain”. (Yes. Fifteen.)

To have put all this together simply to amuse people on April Fool’s Day shows a commitment to humour unmatched since Enver Hoxha was amused by Norman Wisdom.

It's a bit too easy generally to poke fun at the movement spearheaded by Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, this website is a really well developed parody of the "Lexit" wing of that movement.

I feel almost guilty linking to it before the day itself.

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