Recently as I was flicking through Facebook I saw that someone had shared a link to a UKIP story. Initially I thought that this was just some idiot sharing right-wing drivel, and so I was about to swipe it away in disgust when I noticed that it was Strike, an anarchist magazine I follow, that had posted it.
For anyone not in the know, the United Kingdom Independence Party are a deluded right-wing political party in the UK that believes the European Union is controlling the country and that immigrants, homosexuals and poor people are ruining Great Britain… Wankers basically.
Well, anyways; It turned the anarchist had not suddenly switched over to right-wing populism at all but were instead sharing the subversive advertising of an activist group calling themselves the United Kingdom Humanitarian Intervention Party,
After firing off a few emails, I trundled off down to London a few days later to meet a man without a phone, and found myself in a co-operative housing estate chatting with one of UKHIP’s founders: a writer, activist, adventurer and general-all-round chap, David Charles.
A note from the Editor-in-Chimp: You should check out David Charles’ website. He might not be as old as Michael Palin nor as bald as Ross Kemp, but he is a bloody nice bloke
(Top image skanked from here)