Despite losing the right to broadcast the ‘Great British Bake Off’ programme, the BBC has won the right to host the long anticipated debate for legislation to exit the EU, it was announced today.
‘Originally we planned on running a Strictly style public vote on the Repeal Bill,’ said a BBC spokesman today, ‘but then we realised it was a public vote that started all of this. So we opted to follow the Bake Off format, with independent experts judging the legislation in a series of debates judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.’
Leaked versions of the first episode show Theresa May being voted out by Mary and Paul because her replacement for the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is ‘too Factories Act 1961, not enough Mines and Collieries Act 1842′. In the second episode, Michael Gove barely keeps his place after calling for the reintroduction of the 1870 Education Act. ‘Not radical enough, too forward thinking,’ says Paul, however Mary disagrees, having witnessed the introduction of the original act.
The series is expected to run until 2035, with David Davis failing to win ‘Star Legislator’ in any of the 600 scheduled episodes. A second series is already in the pipeline, to cover the anticipated European and North America Union Act, 2041.