Within 24 hours of being launched, Mick Clegg's new website, Yourfreedom, has crashed. The 'one law in, one law out' rule apparently caused a log-jam in Internet traffic.
"Some people have been very silly," said a spokesman for the Deputy Prime Minister, "And, no, Mr Clegg will not be discussing horse marriage in the same breath as the death penalty for people who wear pyjamas in public."
The site, launched the day after David Cameron pledged a decrease in Government websites, is designed to let members of the public campaign for the repeal of 'unhelpful' laws and suggest new laws they would like to see enacted.
The right to euthanise Asda shoppers, twat puffins and the institution of a National Flouncing Day Bank Holiday have already garnered enthusiastic approval from across the country. Manufacturers of flouncing trousers offer broad support. "We've seen a decline in the manufacturing industry," said Fenella Stamps of FT Index. "This Bank Holiday proposal could turn the industry around and help contribute to a rise in GNP."
Those north of the border - too often seen as troublesome and uncooperative - have been unanimous in their support of Yourfreedom.
"I demand my democratic right to pimp my poodle," said a Scottish constituent. "I pay £50 per month to Doggy-Style, my local pet grooming parlour, and I should be allowed to recoup some of that expenditure. I've had offers from a gentleman in Arkansas, so I am also campaigning for the pets' passports and quarantine regulations to be relaxed. It's clear from PMQs that rabies is already rife and rampant, so these outdated laws are the equivalent of shutting the kennel door after the dog has rampaged."
Inviting people to nominate laws they wanted repealed, Mr Clegg said: "I expect I'll be flouncing in the not so distant future, so there are several suggestions here that have great potential. Keep 'em coming, folks!"