Author J K Rowling and puppet-master Jim Henson are to mount a class action after learning that the names of some of their characters have been applied by British MPs to the two Ministers in charge of last year’s badger cull fiasco.
Agriculture Minister David Heath is apparently referred to as “Hagrid” by his colleagues whilst DEFRA supremo Owen Paterson has earned the nickname “The Muppet”.
Lawyers for Rowling and Hanson said today; “It is totally unacceptable for the names of our beloved characters to be linked with two such unsavoury Members of Parliament. Children across the world will be horrified, scared and may well suffer sleep deprivation, thus infringing their human rights”.
“There is also a serious question as to how our future film negotiations might be adversely affected by such unhelpful linkage.”