Prime Minister Gordon Brown shocked the nation today by speaking out firmly against organ donation.
In an attack which received no support whatsoever from any of his cabinet colleagues, members of the ordinary Labour party, old Labour, Dennis Skinner, members of the Conservative opposition or the other lot, you know, the Limasol Dumpcarts, I think they are called, the PM has been left completely isolated, if not on his own and with nobody with him.
In reaching his decision against organ donation, the Prime Minister released the following statement:
"In the sad event of a family bereavement, whether through natural causes, being run over by a truck, or even suicide, I believe there should be no compulsion for organ donation. I am speaking through sad experience.
"When my father died through lack of breath, he had no sooner hit the co-op funeral desk when some chap called around to the house enquiring about his organs.
"Now we had a lovely Hammond organ, a rare Farfisa woodwind organ and a renovated Odean cinema organ, the three of them worth in excess of £30,000.
"I'm sorry, but just because my father died, I fail to see why we should be obliged to donate these expensive organs to some chap who's going to appear on Bargain Hunt beside that orange-faced pensioner with the dreadful hair and sell them at a vast profit. Even if he does go on about the price of chips all through the programme.
"They were my family organs, and that's that.
"So I am pushing a bill through parliament in the next session before Labour gets kicked out of Government where I propose that if someone dies, they should not have to give up their organs."