Friday, November 09, 2007

Bald men and combs

I have just received by a tortuous route a UKIP press release that deserves a little more air,

UKIP and the inheritance squabble
Calm down dears, it's only a policy. Instead of this unseemly tiff over who
first thought of scrapping Inheritance Tax, just take a deep breath and let us
solve it for you. It wasn't either of you. It was us.

Yes, we admit it. As long ago as October of last year when David Miliband was still in short trousers, we came up with the idea to take millions of people out of the inheritance tax trap. We released it as part of our flat tax policy and we sent it to lots of nice journalists who could tell the nice people all about it.It was such a good idea, that the big boys pinched it.

While we know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we are flattered, it's a little undignified to squabble over who stole it first. If you need any more ideas, please don't hesitate to contact UKIP, available in any decent policy store.


Note to editors, please feel free to ignore this UKIP policy all over again.


Mike Wood said...

I agree. It's odd that the emdia have started to take notice of the arguments over inheritance tax.

I can't remember about 2001, but in both 1997 and 2005 generl elections, Conservatives promised to cut inheritance tax but nobody took much notice.

Simon Clark - Formerly The Cynical Libertarian said...

"As long ago as October of last year when David Miliband was still in short trousers"


Anonymous said...

How bad is the UKIP press office if it takes tortuous routes to get its statements to its own colleagues?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Nice one!

Elaib Harvey said...

Mike the promises were made, but they were significantly less than that which is on the table now.
Suffering as you obviously do from a severe sense of humour failure you obviously cannot spot a joke when it is flagged up in neon.
This was a spoof presser, meant to amuse bored hacks. Do get a life.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, hark at her. Put your handbag down. If your joke isn't funny in the first place don't blame Anon for not getting it.

How can you flag up someting in neon? Wouldn't it break?