Following the news that true Brit, son of Irish Immigrants Stephen Yaxley-Lennon - better known to his puce-faced supporters as Tommy Robinson - has lost a £100,000 libel case brought by a Syrian Refugee, Materials Scientists at the Diamond Light Synchrotron in Oxfordshire have admitted defeat in developing a material capable of building a violin small enough to play in sympathy.
"After months of attempt to knit atoms together through manipulation via electrons, we cannot go any further," said Professor Kiaan Mukerjee, project leader. "We developed a new fibre, which we called PolyEDLer, and made it into a string one-millionth the thickness of a human hair that could vibrate at a perfect A-note. It was so quiet, even when connected to our first prototype instrument, that we had to send it to CERN in Switzerland to even determine it was generating sound. Even that was too loud to express the levels of sorrow we have for the worst thing to come out of Luton since the Vauxhall Cavalier."
Undaunted by their setback, Professor Muckerjee's team still hope there is a future for their new material. Work has already begun on forming the fibres into a weave that, it is hoped, could make a new fabric suitable for a variety of uses, least of which could be creating tiny pairs of socks, so that the former head of the EDL could finally buy a pair that fit. Unfortunately, with the likely cost of a pair to be in the range of thousands of pounds, it's not likely the diminutive bigot will be able to afford a pair any time soon.