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Lumley triumphant as Muppets allowed UK citizenship

many Muppets took immense personal risks

many Muppets took immense personal risks

Actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley has scored another campaigning victory after the Government today announced that Muppets would be given the right to settle in Britain.

‘We have learned lessons on this one,’ said new Home Secretary Alan Johnson at a press conference ‘The Government understands that the public want to provide a welcome to those who have dedicated their lives to entertaining our nation; that’s why we’re giving all Muppets the right to live in the UK, not just those who retired before the disastrous Muppets Tonight series in 1997.’

Mr Johnson recognised the contribution that the Muppets had made to British life: ‘A number of Muppets took immense personal risks in carrying out their orders,’ he told reporters. ‘Dr Bunsen and his assistant Beaker regularly endured dangerous explosions in their amusing laboratory. Sam the Eagle worked throughout the bird flu pandemic, and Pepe the King Prawn continued to appear on our screens despite the risk of being wokked on television by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.’

Speaking on behalf of the Muppet community, Mssrs Waldorf and Statler declared the Government ruling was ‘terrible news … well not that bad, I suppose … in fact I kinda liked it … it’s great news in fact … FANTASTIC, BRAVO!!’

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Posted: Jun 10th, 2009 by The Paper Ostrich

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