CAMPAIGNER Herbert Crossman took to the air above the streets of London to vent his concern about the current economic climate.
The 60-year-old from Alexandra Avenue in Rayners Lane was winched in to the sky in Trafalgar Square and dangled upside down from a crane for more than two hours to reflect the way in which people are 'haemorrhaging money' under the current government.
He placed tubs underneath him to catch coins falling from his pockets and put up posters showing how high the cost of living is.
Mr Crossman, who received 11 votes when he ran for the controversial Haltemprice and Howden parliamentary seat earlier this year, and who has previously run in a number of local elections in Harrow, now plans to set up a political party on the back of the stunt called 'Let the Penny Drop' party.
He said: "People feel obliged to stick with the three main parties - and look at the damage it is doing.
"Everyone is having to pay through their teeth for petrol, utilities, council tax and everyday essentials, and something needs to be done about it."
Mr Crossman followed up last week's stunt by attending the Labour Party conference in Manchester on Tuesday this week.
He stood outside the conference shackled in a ball and chain, again representing what he said was people's inability to break free of climbing everyday costs.
He added: "People everywhere are really struggling and it is about time someone stood up against this take, take, take regime.
"This isn't a publicity stunt, I just want people to know that there is someone out there who actually cares."