Alastair Darling was left red faced in his estimation of the extent of the credit crunch when it was revealed that the New Moon would now be cancelled for the next three months.
"In an attempt to reduce costs we have come to the decision to not have a New Moon from June to September." Revealed a government spokesman.
Management at Heavens Above Lunar Landscapers have refused to rule out lay offs.
"We are confident that business will return to normal shortly and have introduced a three day week rather than lay people off at the moment. The current design of Moon will last for a few months with a little waxing and waning to keep it in shape" revealed a spokesman for the company.