The head of the Socialist Workers Party has today declared that it was wrong to base the principles of modern socialism on the mythological beliefs of a 12th century outlaw.
Robin Hood is famous for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, although his existence is extremely hard to prove, owing to a lack of evidence. However, that hasn't stopped modern British socialists from abusing his identity, and making him out to be some medieval Ken Livingstone.
A socialist historian has disputed Robin Hood's legacy, on the grounds that they provide poor moral guidance. "Stealing is stealing," says Pat McGroyne of the national institute of Irish stereotyping. "We must not accept stealing as an excuse for wealth distribution, it's completely insane!" said the very sane institute vicar.
The Socialist Wankers Party leader, Ben E. Fit, has agreed completely with Mr McGroyne, stating: "For years we have believed that the rich were the source of all our problems. But due to recent changes in circumstances, this may have been a mistake."
Mr E. Fit receives an income of over £150,000 as leader of the Socialist Workers union.