Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 1 April 2010


Harriet Harman has announced the latest bit of meddling, gender-equalising, vote-hunting, legislation, and has decreed that in future the common name for Turdus merula, the Blackbird, which is named after the black feathers of the male of the species, shall be called the Brownbird - after the female, which is a errm, a dull brown brown colour that blends quite nicely with the background when she's sitting on a nest.

(Images from BBC) The male is on the left, the female on the right - feeding the fledgeling.

Harriet Harman has also said she thinks this renaming is particularly appropriate
because it will be a lasting memorial to the current Prime Minister, Mr Gordon Brown.

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