Web site seeks election

Be Aware - and be be very afraid

The organisers behind a spoof election Web site are hoping that at least one of their candidates can stand in the forthcoming UK general election.

The Be Aware Party calls itself the "first major political movement for the 21st century" and seeks to warn people about the dangers of "fascism by stealth".

It claims to be "changing the face of democracy (one slap at a time)" and aims to bring awareness to the plight of the oceans' crustacea.

In its bid to restore "true democracy" it is asking voters to post their electoral concerns on an "Interactive Manifesto" so that others can join in and create an online talking shop.

Topics for discussion include "bloody students", "Violent diplomacy" and "Mulletman - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"

It's not enough that this site is irreverent, satirical and downright funny, to top it all, Be Aware wants a candidate to fight for a seat at the general election. They've already calculated that they have 0.0002 per cent of the popular vote.

Unfortunately, their bid to have the Be Aware Party formally recognised by the "Electoral Commission" looks set for failure.

One party activist we spoke to said their first application had been turned down although they intended to re-apply in time for Friday's deadline.

Unfortunately, a spokeswoman for the Electoral Commission told El Reg that the deadline for new party registrations had already expired. And anyone hoping to stand in the General Election has until tomorrow to register.

Whoops. ®

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