The BBC has confirmed that they intend to send a bill to David Cameron’s parents if their son fails to turn up for the TV debate for party leaders. The Prime Minister had said he may not turn up unless his friend Natalie from the Green Party was invited too.
‘Staging these debates costs money,’ said director of BBC 1 Danny Cohen. ‘Make-up artists, lighting and heating – and the jelly and ice cream in the green room isn’t cheap either. David came last time and seemed to enjoy himself but if he can’t be bothered to turn up this time, his parents should pay his share of the costs.’
A Downing Street spokesman denied that the Prime Minister would only attend if the BBC cancelled the scary clown that they had booked for the occasion. ‘It’s too late to cancel the clown,’ said Cohen. ‘Nigel has already confirmed he’ll be there’.