The Sunday Telegraph has seen an application form for people who wish to stand as Veritas candidates in the next general electon.
Applicants are expected to pay their own £500 deposit and fund their own campaigns. They also have to pay £50 to submit their form, although they will get it back if they are not selected.
Applicants are asked questions, which aim to spare the party from any embarrassment, such as: "Is there anything in your past which might cause the party embarrassment?" They also have to complete a United States-style personality test in which they are asked to respond to such statements as: "Playing by the rules is more important than winning."
Veritas hopes to field between 100 and 150 candidates at the general election.
Source: The Sunday Telegraph, Sunday March 20 2005