The head of the eurosceptic Libertas party said Friday it had registered a million members ahead of the European Union\’s June election.

Actually, that\’s not snigger, that\’s laugh out loud guffaw! No, that ain\’t the number of party members. Not even across the EU.

According to Mr Ganley, Libertas have "about 16,000 activists" across Europe, and he is "optimistic" that the party can take seats in the June elections, although he wouldn\’t predict the number.

Yes, yes, I know that I\’m biased here but I would suggest that the 1 million number is the number who have given their email to be updated. 16,000 is the true size of the party. Yes, across Europe.

I suppose there\’s one alternative way of getting to the million. If he\’s got an MEP candidate from a previously extant party and he then counts all of the members of that previously extant party as members of Libertas. Like, you know, when that twit married to a Sainsbury heiress moved from Tory to Labour, then every Tory Party member would now be counted as a Labour Party one.?

4 thoughts on “Snigger”

  1. Have you looked at their website? You can join, for free, on the front page.

    So I wouldn’t put it past them to have a million members, it only takes a few seconds, I would’ve considered it but entryism isn’t really my thing.

  2. At last! An opportunity to laugh at a political party more useless than the UKIP.

    Treasure these moments, Tim.

  3. “Is “Libertas” eurosceptic? About as much as Cameron I’d say, ie not a lot!”

    It’s right on the front page of their web site:

    “Libertas is THE pan-European movement dedicated to creating a new, democratic and open European Union…”

    Democratic and open? They must be stridently anti-EU.

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