Rick Wakeman's Caped Crusade: (I Want To Be) Elected!
Rick Wakeman gets political – with The Progressive Rock Party
I’m seriously considering going into politics. As of this current moment in time, I have absolutely no faith or confidence in most of the MPs walking round Westminster. Therefore I need to form a political party of my own. If I go ahead, it will be called The Progressive Rock Party. Should we ever get into power, my cabinet would include Brian May as animal rights minister, Rod Stewart as sports minister, Ozzy Osbourne as foreign secretary, Keith Richards as minister for health and Brian Johnson as minister of transport. The all-important job of minister of arts would go to Sir Paul McCartney, and all the press and media would be overseen by Prog’s Jerry Ewing. I would end every parliamentary session with a concert, which would be televised by UKTV Gold. The programme would be presented by Ricky Gervais.
The Progressive Rock Party would go on to form its own multi-nation parliament with The European Progressive Rock Union, and we would invite all the countries who are pissed off with their own politics to join us. I accept this would present problems as the likelihood is that that once the Progressive Rock Union is up and running, the only country left in the EU would be Germany.
I admit, there’s a lot of work to do before we can get to this stage. We would also need to prepare for our first conference, which would coincide with the current political parties’ conferences although ours would be held in Glastonbury, as part of the festival.
Televised debates would be part of Later… With Jools Holland and Any Questions would be re-launched as Don’t Bother Asking Anything As You Won’t Get Any Honest Answers.