Ukip's Freepost Comedy Postal Loophole Closed

By Gary Cutlack on at

Twitter's been alight with humorous tales of the ways in which people have been abusing the Ukip freepost address, using the political party's free postal account to post it bricks, weights and, er, human waste and blood at its own expense.

The joke started off innocently enough, when it was discovered that people could use Ukip's freepost system to return unwanted fliers and campaign materials to the party. But when things stepped up a gear and poo and blood started turning up, the fun stopped. A Ukip member asked the question "What kind of person sends faeces or blood to a political party? Are people OK?" and posted evidence of the cancellation of the freepost fun system. [Independent]