As one of his first policy announcements after being elected Prime Minister, Boris Johnson today indicated that the Government would put forward a bill to reintroduce the traditional Boxing Day hunt. Rather than the socially unacceptable fox-cull, however, the new hunt will aim to control Britain’s burgeoning population of social care claimants. ‘I promised that I would be stealing ideas from Jeremy Hunt and now I have. We’ll be killing two old-birds with one stone. Or rather with one pack of hounds,’ he said.
NGOs and opposition politicians were quick to condemn the announcement as unethical and surprise criticism has come from Jacob Rees-Mogg. ‘In general terms, I fully support the work of our new Prime Minister.’ confirmed the MP for North East Somerset, ‘but really, OAPs would be no sport at all. We should really be looking at those indolent youngsters on benefits and all those illegal immigrants instead.’