Tens of thousands of people whose foreign holiday have been cancelled because of the passport backlog, now realise they really wanted to go to Cornwall all along.
'We'd booked two weeks on the Costa del Sol,' said Fred Ashford, 'but as soon as we knew our passports wouldn't be ready, we realised we actually wanted to go to Newquay. And we're not bothered if it pisses down all week again.'
And Janet Smith, who had planned a round-the-world tour, said she was relieved it'd been cancelled.
'I'm thrilled I'm off to Cornwall for a few days instead,' she said. 'It'll be much nicer with the cream teas and full English breakfasts. I can't wait and can't thank the passport people enough. I think I wanted to go to Padstow all along.'
But Jim Adams said he was furious the passport backlog had ruined his holiday in North Korea.
'I wouldn't mind Cornwall,' he said, ' except I might meet fucking Cameron down there.'