Culture Minister Ed Vaizey announced today that his department was to be in the vanguard of Tory action to cut red tape and bureaucracy, saving the country the £60Bn needed to restore the financial health of the country.
“As soon as I walked into the ministry, it was obvious that the first target should be the Three Rules of Comedy. Only an administration as inefficient as Labour would saddle the country with what can best be described as political correctness gone mad”
The proposal is that “1 - No Puns, 2 - No Puns and 3 - No Puns” will be replaced with “No Puns (unless you can’t come up with anything better)”.
However, a storm was brewing in the Lib Dem camp over the lack of consultation about the proposed changes. A source (who was unwilling to be named) said “This goes against the agreement reached between the two parties. We were promised that the rules would only be reduced to two, not one.” One Tory insider is reported to have responded with “Nick Clegg? More like Dick Clegg!”