A scientific exploration is setting out to answer one of the enduring comedy writing mysteries of the age. At what point in the political spectrum must the PM be to make satirists go into denial?
The Blair Poodle Project will traverse the political landscape, killing dissenters, invading countries and causing the deaths of thousands of innocent people. Starting from the left, where they will be safe from any criticism, the public schoolboys (from Fettes and Eton) will slowly advance right, edging to the point at which satirists awaken.
When they reach the point of indignation, they will be able to chart the point on the political spectrum where illegal wars, mass murder and attending public school become unacceptable to the UK's satirists.