UK: King of All Witches to Run for Parliament

The UK's Telegraph reports that Magus Lynius Shadee, self-proclaimed "King of All Witches," is planning an independent campaign to become Cambridge's next Member of Parliament:
A witch has vowed to stand in the general election in a bid to be Cambridge's next MP. Magus Lynius Shadee, who calls himself the King of All Witches, hopes to cast a spell on voters and steer them away from the traditional parties . . . Mr Shadee plans to open an occult centre and claims to have conjured up a demon in Cambridge's Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Hills Road, as the News reported [see this story for details -d.]. Now he has contacted the city's returning officer and plans to stand in the election, expected to be called by Gordon Brown in May. He said: "This is an opportunity to change people's lives for the better. I also hope to have candidates in six or seven other high-profile seats."

Shadee's platform emphasizes the separation of church and state, education and children's safety, among other things:
"I want to tackle the problems in education, health and crime and turn Britain into a truly secular society by banning faith schools and the teaching of religious education . . . I also want MPs' salaries to be like everyone else's. If they don't come to work, they don't get paid."
Before casting the spell to steer voters away from the traditional parties, Shadee may well have to reverse the spell that drives them toward the major parties. It is unclear how effective Shadee's incantations have proven to be in the past. His Twitter feed, however, implies that he has had some success driving up the price of shares for the Royal Bank of Scotland:
• rbs is under value at present, and the true value todate is £1.35p.

• Preparing a manifestation ritual.

• Royal Bank of Scotland, will have higher than expected 3rd quarter profits, which will drive the share price above 60p. per share.

• RBS are in a profit this quarter, where on the turn, thank me (God).
[Emphasis added.]
It would be easy to dismiss Shadee as a charlatan, but is he really all that different from the bankers themselves? With the distinction, of course, that the demons they conjure are appointees from the Fed and the Treasury.

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