Hurricane to blow through Stormont?

Hurricane Higgins had the whole of Belfast glued to their TV sets when he beat Cliff Thorburn in the World Championship final in 1982. Now he’s planning a new career as an anti-politician politician. Thanks to Donnie for the heads up!

Higgins’s mission is to call a referendum on May 11 to remove the letters “lfa” from Belfast and rename it “Best” city, partly in honour of his old mate George Best, and partly because “it’s a great city, really, very compact and with fantastic facilities”. As leader of the newly formed Make Politicians History party, he will also “make a point about the pointlessness of politicians” by running in the next Stormont elections.

The Hurricane’s new vocation struck him when he met another meteorological phenomenon: “Rainbow” George Weiss, the founder of the eccentric Vote for Yourself Dream Ticket party, which won 712 votes in Belfast last May. Weiss continues to offer Higgins advice, tips such as: “Alex’s slogan could be: “Are you drinking what we’re drinking?”

  • Pat Mc Larnon

    Best of luck to Alec he is so much of a nutter his move into politics will be seamless.

    (BTW Cliff beat Alec in 1980, in 1982 Alec beat the Count himself)

  • SlugFest

    “Let’s get a Good Monday Agreement, because everybody hates Mondays …”

    He might be on to something.

  • Spot on Pat.

  • Ziznivy

    AleX FFS! >:-(

  • Crataegus

    One of my regrets is that “Rainbow” George Weiss did not get elected; just think what that would have done to all sanctimony. It may also encourage even more jokers to have a go a politics.

  • DK

    Has anyone else in Belfast received a personal mail with a “lets make politicians history” postcard to reply?

    I think it is from “Higgy Stardust” as I read somewhere that he planned to send a letter to everyone in Belfast.