The Union for Fools and Horses (UFH) have announced it’s members have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over pay and conditions. The strike will be held on Thursday 9th August and will coincide with the individual dressage final.
A spokesman for the union has said ‘we’ve been complaining for years that only fools and horses work, and now we feel it’s time action. We’re sick of jockeys whipping us then taking the glory when we win, people trying to put ponies in their pockets and that Zara Phillips acts like she’s royalty’
Organisers of the London Olympics have said that contingency plans are in place should the strike go ahead. Lord Sebastian Coe told us ‘as with the security and empty seat problems, we shall draft in armed forces personnel, and with it being outside of the season, there are plenty of pantomime horse costumes to go round.’
After explaining the impact of the horses going on strike, the union spokesman was asked how London would be affected by the ‘fools’ walkout. ‘Admittedly we don’t think Londoners will notice their action, it just means a day without a Mayor’