A secret document has been passed to Spoof stringer Joseph Waterloo. which reveals the fact that the main political parties in Britain are conspiring to stop people voting.
The plan has been devised by an inner circle of powerful people from both Labour and Conservative who have decided that voting only encourages people to think.
'We have a plan, now in operation, to end this dangerous development' says a secret document 'the answer to the threat of thinking is to bore the electorate so much they will not vote.'
This startling revelation also makes it plain that the entire mass media are involved in this plan. An excited memo records the highest turn off from political broadcasts in known history. 'No one is listening' smiled a smug senior executive representing the conspiracy.
The plan is to present legislation that will come as a relief to millions which will abandon elections. There will rule by 'a supreme elite', who in future will not have to worry about gaining any popular support.