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lunatic

1. an archaic word for insane
2. a person who is insane
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SCREAMING Lord Sutch, the leader of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide.
The sell-out January 1 event will involve around 1100 "loony dookers" braving the cold water in the shadow of the Forth Bridge.
Mr Hain's assurance that only "loony" proposals would be vetoed went part of the way to supplying reassurance.
Melodie Staniforth, of Honley, was deputy leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party until earlier this year.
"Then members of the Monster Raving Loony Party who were having a meeting in a nearby pub turned up.
Bathers in bikinis and mankinis were among those at South Queensferry for the Loony Dook.
The Monster Raving Loony Party is not racist nor anti-Europe.
clocking off Boney Maroney - Melodie Staniforth, of Honley - says it's time to resign from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Chris Mullin (Lab) 17,982 (58.55%, -5.33%) Robert Oliver (C) 6,923 (22.54%, +2.49%) Gareth Kane (LD) 4,492 (14.63%, +2.84%) David Guynan (BNP) 1,166 (3.80%, +1.95%) Rosalyn Warner (Loony) 149 (0.49%, -0.45%) Lab maj 11,059 (36.01%) 3.91% swing Lab to C Electorate 62,256; Turnout 30,712 (49.33%, +1.04%) 2001: Lab maj 13,667 (43.82%) - Turnout 31,187 (48.29%) Mullin (Lab) 19,921 (63.88%); Boyd (C) 6,254 (20.05%); Greenfield (LD) 3,675 (11.78%); Dobbie (BNP) 576 (1.85%); Moore (UKIP) 470 (1.51%); Warner (Loony) 291 (0.93%)
Thursday's fly-on-the-wall TV documentary left me boggle-eyed that the Prime Minister should be phoning such a loony late at night, or that Cherie should treat her seriously.
THE Official Monster Raving Loony Party and an independent candidate have joined the line-up for the imminent Ogmore by-election.
Despite the death last year of its leader, Screaming Lord Sutch, the Monster Raving Loony Party has reformed and will put up a vocal presence in Staffordshire on Thursday.