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Economy plunged into crisis as office worker loses pen

may have to go to arbitration, but willing to give stationery cupboard one last chanceThe economy entered further turmoil this morning when career civil servant John Smith turned up to work, sat down at his desk, reached for his pen and discovered it wasn’t there.

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2012
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‘Moon on a stick by 2015’ says upbeat Cameron

public sector to live on the dark side‘I am delighted to announce that the ‘Stick’ part of the plan is currently in its final stages, and will be unveiled early next month. We now just need to attach it to the moon.’

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Posted: Mar 31st, 2011
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Self-employed plumber still on strike

can't stand idly by watching his career go down the drainSelf-employed Bolton plumber Dave North has today announced further strikes in an ongoing and increasingly bitter row with himself over pay and benefits.

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Posted: Jan 28th, 2011
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Government to launch Big Society Direct telephone helpline

‘It doesn’t matter what the situation is – health, education, defence – Big Society Direct will let you access friendly advice, 24/7, from our team of volunteers,’ enthused the Prime Minister.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2011
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‘Two-weeks-in-the-sun’ clause discovered in Declaration of Human Rights

fundamental human flightA major rethink of the nation’s finances is underway today after UN lawyers discovered a forgotten clause in the Declaration of Human Rights, enshrining forever the entitlement of all to have a two-week holiday abroad irrespective of economic crises threatening their standard of living.

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Posted: Oct 28th, 2010
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