Andrew Charalambous

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Andrew Charalambous is the UKIP Environment and Housing Spokesman. He stood as the UKIP candidate for North East Cambridgeshire in 2015, and for Feltham and Heston in 2011. He previously stood as the Conservative Party candidate for Edmonton in the 2010 general election.

Alternative Medicine

http://www.andrewcharalambous.co.uk/no-alternative-medicine/

A sample (on acupuncture): "...we should ask ourselves why have millions upon millions of people continued to practice this form of medicine for thousands of years if it did not yield results?"

Crime Statistics

An April 2010 article in the New Statesman claimed that an election leaflet from Charalambous used "bogus statistics"[1].

Controversy Regarding Environmentalist Credentials

In July 2008, in his persona as environmental champion "Dr. Earth", Andrew Charalambous launched what he claims is the world's first ecological night club, Club Surya (AKA Bar Surya) at 156 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JL.[2]

The environmental credentials of Dr Earth and Club Surya have been criticised by environmentalists who visited the venue. [3]

Friends of the Earth's Ruth Ruderham, head of supporter development, said: "Telling people they can save the world by flying to an island to party is a green con. Club4Climate is misleading people by using our logo and our name.[4] [5]

Claims of being a "tantric master" and other weirdness

Originally posted on Charalambous' Club Surya website[6][7] and since moved to one of his Dr Earth Facebook pages[8] is the following text...


30 Things you didn't know about Dr. Earth
HE HAS COMPLETED ONE OF THE PROFOUNDEST SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS IN HISTORY. WE KNOW OF NO OTHER LIVING PERSON WHO HAS TRAVELLED TO SO MANY COUNTRIES ON A SPIRITUAL QUEST AND BEEN TAUGHT BY SO MANY GREAT SPIRITUAL MASTERS FROM SUCH A DIVERSE PLETHORA OF SPIRITUAL SYSTEMS.


HE IS A BARRISTER-AT-LAW BEING A MEMBER OF THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF GRAYS INN. HE HAS AN LLB HONOURS DEGREE IN LAW FROM QUEEN MARY COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.


HE HAS A PHD IN THE PARALLELS BETWEEN PLATO'S UTOPIA AND SPARTAN SOCIETY. HE WAS AWARDED A DOCTOR OF LETTERS FOR HIS WORK IN APPLIED METAPHYSICS AND WAS MADE AN HONORARY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR FOR HIS ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION TO METAPHYSICS IN PHILOSOPHY.


HE HAS BEEN A SPECIAL CONSTABLE SINCE 1995 SERVING FOR THE CITY OF LONDON POLICE DETACHMENT OF THE HONOURABLE ARTILLERY COMAPANY, PART OF TWO SQUADRON. THE OLDEST REGIMENT IN THE BRITISH ARMY. HE IS ALSO PART OF THE MOUNTED TROOP OF THE PRESTIGIOUS LIGHT CAVALRY UNIT.


DR EARTH WAS A CONSERVATIVE PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE AT THE AGE OF 23 AGAINST THE LATE BERNIE GRANT. THE FIRST EVER TORY CANDIDATE TO HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF THE EARTH. HE PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN BORIS JOHNSON'S SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN FOR LONDON MAYORALTY.


DR EARTH IS A PATRON OF THE LEUKAEMIA SOCIETY. AS A PHILANTHROPIST HE IS ACTIVE IN MANY OTHER CHARITIES AND CHARITABLE CAUSES IN THE THIRD WORLD.


HE OWNS OVER A THOUSAND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES . HE IS ARGUABLY LONDON'S MOST ETHICAL LANDLORD. CHARGING NO DEPOSITS OR FEES TO ANY TENANTS.


AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF ROTARY SINCE 1995. HE IS THE GRAND MASTER OF THE HEREDITARY KNIGHTS TEMPLAR IN GREECE AND CYPRUS, HAVING ANCESTORS FROM THE ORDER OF WARRIOR MONKS. HE WAS INVESTED AS A KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF ST STANISLAS. FURTHERMORE, HE WAS A MADE A KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE ORDO BYZANTI SANCTI SEPHULCRE FOR HIS OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC WORKS.


HE DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS A FUNDAMENTALIST PRACTISING GREEK ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN BUT DONATED MONEY TO HELP BUILD A MOSQUE IN SENEGAL.


ANDREW HOSTS ONE OF THE UK'S MOST POPULAR RADIO SHOWS KNOWN AS THE GREEN HOUR ON LONDON GREEK RADIO.


HE SUPPORTS MANCHESTER UNITED.


HE IS A TANTRIC MASTER INITIATED IN INDIA. HE HAS DATED SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD. ANDREW DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS THE FIRST MALE FEMINIST. HE SAYS 'WOMEN ARE DEFINITELY THE SUPERIOR SEX. SOCIETY NEEDS LESS PLAYBOYS AND MORE MEN WITH FAMILY VALUES. I AM NOTHING COMPARED TO MY BROTHERS WHO ARE DECENT FAMILY MEN WITH CHILDREN'.


DR EARTH IS A FRUITARIAN. ABOUT SIXTY PER CENT OF HIS DIET IS FRUIT. WHEREAS HE EATS VEGETARIAN ITEMS, HE VERY OCCASIONALLY EATS FISH. HE BELIEVES THAT FRUIT IS THE ONLY FOOD GIVEN FREELY TO US BY NATURE WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE KILLING ANIMALS OR PLANTS.


HE HAS INNOVATED SURYA, THE WORLD'S FIRST EVER ECOLOGICAL NIGHTCLUB AND BAR IN THE WORLD. ALSO THE FIRST EVER BUSINESS TO DONATE ELECTRICITY TO NEARBY RESIDENTS.


HE IS A SUBSCRIBER TO THE MONARCHIST LEAGUE.


HE IS A DESCENDANT THROUGH HIS MOTHER'S LINE TO THE HOLY ROMAN EMPERORS, NORMAN KINGS, AND THE ZIANI DOGES OF VENICE.


HIS GREEK PARENTS WERE BORN IN PAPHOS,CYPRUS. HIS FATHER SERVED IN CYPRUS, GREECE, ITALY, SYRIA, PALESTINE, EGYPT, JORDAN, AND LEBANON AS A SOLDIER IN THE BRITISH ARMY.


DR EARTH IS A MARTIAL ARTS FANATIC. HE IS GRANDMASTER OF BANKUI A RARE MONKEY STYLE OF THE DAYAK HEADHUNTER TRIBE OF BORNEO. RELATED TO PENCAK SILAT AND NOW VIRTUALLY EXTINCT. DR EARTH HAS ENSURED ITS PRESERVATION AND PROGRESSION.


DR EARTH WAS INVOLVED IN THE PROMOTING CLUBS DURING HIS COLLEGE DAYS. HE WAS THE INOVATOR OF THE "HARD CORE" MUSIC SCENE WHICH LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE REVOLUTION IN HOUSE MUSIC.


HE OWNS 100 HECTRES OF LAND IN ALGHERO, SARDINIA WHERE HE IS IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH HUMANITAD, AN ORGANISATION AFFILLIATED TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO BUILD THE EARTH SANCTUARY, THE MOST ADVENTUROUS ECOLOGICAL PROJECT IN HISTORY WHICH WILL BRING TOGETHER EVERY TRIBE, RACE, CULTURE AND RELIGION ON THE PLANET.


HE IS LORD OF THE MANOR OF SUTTON IN SUFFOLK WITH 200 ACRES OF SHOOTING RIGHTS.


HE WAS BORN IN HIGHGATE, LONDON. HE WAS PUPILD AT PROBABLY ONE OF LONDONS WORST ACADEMIC PERFORMING COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS IN TOTTENHAM NEAR BROADWATER FARM.


HIS LOVES ARE WRITING POETRY, CLASSICAL MUSIC, ART AND OPERA.


HE BELONGS TO THE MYSTICAL ORDER OF THE ROSICRUCIANS WHICH DATES BACK TO THE FORTEENTH CENTURY, AND HERMEPIC ORDER OF THE GOLDEN DAWN.


HE OWNS SPECIALSIT MENTAL HEALTH CARE HOMES FOR THOSE WITH DUEL DIAGNOSIS OF A MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE AND ALCOHOL OR DRUG ADDICTIONS.


HIS FAVOURITE FOOD IS GREEK.


HE INVESTS IN ANTIQUES AND FINE WINES.


HE IS A ROMANTIC AT HEART WHO LOVES TRAVELLING TO ROMANTIC PLACES, HIS FAVOURITE BEING VENICE.


ANDREW IS A FITNESS AND COMPLIEMENTARY HEALTH FANATIC, WHO TAKES MEGA DOSES OF SUPPLEMENTS AND VITAMINS ON A DAILY BASIS.


DR EARTH BASES HIS WHOLE LIFE ON HIS PRACTICE OF MEDITATION.


References

  1. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/04/crime-leaflet-tories
  2. http://www.club4climate.com/
  3. http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/clubs/club-surya-userreview-52971.html
  4. http://www.heraldscotland.com/green-guru-to-the-stars-falls-out-with-friends-of-the-earth-1.826370
  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jul/12/ethicalliving
  6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217463/Nightclub-owner-tantric-master-Tories-latest-weapon-election.html
  7. http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=126068.html
  8. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/DrEarth/25284596889?v=info&ref=search

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