Toast has reacted with fury to Labour Leader Ed Milliband's comparison to Andrew Mitchell. Milliband has now apologised to "all the British grilled bread community" for inappropriate language. As he called Mr Mitchell toast under parliamentary privilege, he cannot be charged with offensive behaviour.
A piece of toast from Towcester in Northants, formerly a member of a large wholemeal, said: "Toast is democratic, diverse, warming and friendly. It's easy to prepare and socially mobile. It's at home next to the Telegraph and the marmalade, and as part of a working man's fry-up," The toast continued: "Milliband has smeared toast with this gibe. Certainly, Mr Mitchell will have had "toast-experiences" at public school involving heartless bullying of less senior boys with "toasting forks", and certainly that was a formative experience for Mr Mitchell in his later career as Chief Shit. But he will never be as friendly, easy-going or capable of mopping up egg yolk as toast.
Another piece of toast commented "Toast is not only the best thing since sliced bread. It is sliced bread."