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DEFRA chief ‘caught wife in bed with badger’

The mystery of DEFRA’s antipathy towards badgers may have been solved, with the publication of a shocking ‘Cull and Tell’ memoir by DEFRA insider Alison Bethel.

‘When foxes turned urban, we weren’t too worried’, she writes. ‘It was just a bit of rummaging in bins, playing hip-hop music, that sort of thing. But badgers went one step further – they turned urbane. They were the talk of the Home Counties – sophisticated, witty, charming, with a hint of the night about them. Actually, quite a lot of the night, being nocturnal.

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Posted: Feb 28th, 2014
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Welfare Budget could be reduced with Biblical Floods

Conservative think tanks have reached the conclusion that Britain could be purged of an unwanted 95% of the population, if we only we embraced the ‘golden opportunity’ offered by recent extreme weather conditions.

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Posted: Jan 9th, 2014
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Badger named as England goalie for crucial Montenegro clash

hopes to live to see the day when he can play for NewcastleEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart was considering his future today after being left out of the squad to face Montenegro in England’s vital world cup qualifier, and being replaced by a badger.

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Posted: Oct 10th, 2013
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Scared Wombles ‘vow to defend themselves’ following TB outbreak in SW19

Reports linking a possible TB outbreak on Wimbledon Common to the activity of Wombles have been described as ‘malicious and untrue’ by their leader, Great Uncle Bulgaria. Fearing reprisals, he insisted the group would defend themselves, making very good use of the things that they’ve found, including several handguns and a batch of AK47s that were discovered under the bushes.

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Posted: Aug 28th, 2013
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Confusing energy tariffs to be published in picture book format

price of books set to go up 20% next yearIn the wake of criticism from Ofgem and from consumer groups, utility companies are to publish energy bills and other communications in picture book formats to make them less baffling for consumers.

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Posted: Oct 20th, 2012
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