The Treasury has announced plans to recruit countryside animals in a bid to reduce the record UK deficit.
Badgers will be encouraged to host Tupperware parties by inviting moles, shrews, weasels and other woodland creatures to their setts for evenings of convivial chat and retail therapy.
Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced today that any Profit realised from this scheme may be remitted to the Exchequer electronically using BACS (Badgers Automated Clearing Services).
Alastair Darling, Shadow Chancellor, pointed out that this idea was first suggested by the previous Labour Administration, but had been discarded as a fiscal measure because of provisions in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
He said, "It seems that this Government is determined to ride roughshod over primary legislation designed to protect wildlife just to save money"