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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

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Hit with a bill of thousands

David Cameron has been left with a quandary tonight when he discovered that should his government charge people for having a room they don't use, that Downing Street would be eligible to be taxed.

"It turns out that every government owned building without a permanent resident is covered by the bedroom tax," said Dodgy Dave. "When we drafted the bill, we realised we'd not excluded a lot of people who needed excluding, so we've been amending the bill."

Not even DC (who is so vain he believes Washington was named after him) thinks that an exemption for MPs could be added to the bill after all of the scandals over expenses and criminal charges and more.

"We basically face two choices," said Wavy Davy. "Either we scrap the bedroom tax, or I stump up the bill for Number Ten, Downing Street."

Camster the Hamster set up a QUANGO to count the number of bedrooms in Number Ten that don't have a regular occupant.

"Apparently, there's forty-five spare bedrooms at Number Ten," said Dee Cam-Ron. "Who'd have guessed that? The place looked so small from the front!"

When using the on-line calculator for working out exactly how much the tax would be for Downing Street, the Inland Revenue's internet site crashed and saved Starbucks seventeen thousand pounds, when they had to delay for twenty-four hours in paying their first ever tax bill.

"It's a lot," said Da Cam Man. "I might have to cut back on the quails' eggs omelettes for breakfast. I don't think I could stand that, so I'm going to scrap it. For those families who can't afford it, not for me, you understand."

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