The UK's hard pressed satire industry was said to be “Overjoyed” tonight at the prospect of having a new Tory government to lay into. Champagne corks were heard popping in the offices of Private Eye and rumours are circulating that Fluck and Law are to be brought out of stasis in the west country to revive the “Spitting Image” TV show.
Crack teams of satirists are already leaving the pub, stopping off for a Kebab, and trying to find out who will be running what in the new Tory Government in order to mock them mercilessly in the days to come. Some of them have never taken the piss out of a Tory Government in their adult lives. One young satirist told us “It’s brilliant; I can’t wait to start kicking the Con-Lib government. It’s going to be such a rich seam to mine. I mean, Nick Clegg; right there you have Clegg nuts, by definition ‘matted dried turd that gets caught in your arse hair, very small and hard to shift’. How appropriate is that for Cameron?”
“It’s comedy gold” said one prominent satirist. “A Con-Lib alliance has so much potential. To be honest, the last couple of years mocking Gordon Brown’s government felt like kicking a dying dog. We had to do it for a living, but we felt bad about it deep down inside, and we weren’t sure that it felt anything. It just sort of lay under the table, farting occasionally.”
Some 1980’s comedy figure are reported to be already taking their old material out of the archives and dusting it off ready for a fresh recession, job losses, public spending reductions, and strikes. Alexei Sayle and Attila the Stockbroker are mooted for a comeback, while Ben Elton was “unavailable for comment”.