Former TV presenter David Icke has told Sky News Online he is standing in next month’s Haltemprice and Howden by-election to raise awareness of the “global elite” trying to take over the world.
He says he wants to warn the public about the shadowy group intent on forming a global army and creating a worldwide DNA database.
The former footballer has received £5,000 in donations to help him stand under the title “Big Brother – The Big Picture” in the by-election on July 10.
The seat became empty after David Davis’ surprise decision to resign as an MP in protest at the Government’s anti-terror laws.
Mr Icke praised the senior Conservative’s decision to force a by-election over the 42-day detention laws.
But he said Gordon Brown’s “Orwellian” government was only a cog in a bigger wheel, and that the same erosion of civil liberties was taking place around the world – all in the name of terror.
He told Sky News Online: “I am not standing to win, I am standing to make a point. What David Davis has done is great.
“But it’s not just happening with the Labour party, it’s happening everywhere.
“The fact the Big Brother society is coming is blatantly … obvious and I want a debate about that.”
Mr Icke became a figure of ridicule when he announced on the Wogan show that he was a channel for the Christ spirit.
For the past two decades, he has been campaigning against the powers he claims are behind global politics.
He claims a “network of interbreeding families” – that includes the Bush family – are trying to form a world government.
He says the New York terror attacks were the work of this Illuminati, and were used as a moral platform to invade Iraq.
Mr Icke said he was using the by-election as his own platform to publicise his warning – and hopes he gets no votes.
He added: “My worst nightmare would be to end up in Parliament – it’s so inconsequential because bureaucrats in Europe now make all the decisions.”
Mr Icke will face 25 other candidates including Mr Davis, the Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate Mad Cow-Girl, and Miss Great Britain Gemma Garrett.
Among the other parties on the ballot paper is the Church of Militant Elvis Party and a representative of Make Politicians History.