We hope you enjoyed our little bit of April 1 fun – although from the comments it seems that some took it seriously. Anyone want to have a guess as to which member of the team came up with this? I got it wrong when I read it for the first time. I then asked the rest of the team and got a variety of answers – but with two main suspects. The author has, since I first wrote this, revealed themselves on Facebook – so if you’ve seen that, don’t spoil it.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem that the Government’s Brexit strategy was a slow-burning April Fool after all.
Here are some delights of the day that I’ve found. Feel free to add any others that tickled your fancy in the comments.
First up, I always knew that Neil Fawcett was a rascal, but how dare he seek to deprive us of the gently soothing rhythm of the risograph producing our leaflets.
Secondly, Mark Pack is very good at challenging our core assumptions. He suggests here that we may be about to campaign FOR potholes.
Iceland Foods are now doing frozen flowers, apparently:
And Aldi Scotland has health and safety in mind.
Islay is famous for its whiskies, so why might its haggis not attain international acclaim also?
And some that didn’t quite make the grade.
Too obvious, from the Guardian.
But new roles for Osborne are a bit of a theme that The Stage did a bit better.
And the Telegraph’s, about melting ice caps meaning polar bears had to take refuge in Scotland was just silly. You are supposed to start out with something vaguely plausible and get more and more ridiculous through the piece. It’s not very well crafted at all.
And one that wasn’t an April Fool
Someone shared this on Facebook – or at least a tabloid equivalent of the same story but it wasn’t an April Fool. David Laws, in his book Coalition, told about how Owen Paterson had suggested that pensioners be employed to do the work done by Rumanian and Bulgarian fruit pickers.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings