Disappointed candidate for the leadership of the Labour Party, David Milliband, pipped on the post by his brother Ed, is heading for a new job as President of North Korea.
'This position is becoming vacant and I was head hunted by the North Koreans' explained David 'I am learning Korean rapidly and will be travelling there shortly.'
Reporters asking whether he is angry because his brother beat him were treated with scorn. 'I wish my brother every success but he should remember that I will have charge of a nuclear weapon in the near future.'
A mortified Ed Milliband said he wished his brother well. 'It takes real courage to launch yourself into a new career like this' said Ed 'but he shouldn't make jokes about nuclear weapons.'
Political commentators have been trying to find out what David would do after he was beaten by his younger brother.
No one contemplated this leap into the unknown.
However an announcement from North Korea welcomed David's move. 'His experience will be very useful to us' a communique stated 'we were fans of his father and he will appreciate the great strides forward we have made in recent decades.'
A bye election will now be held and the swing to Labour is likely to be pronounced. 'Thank goodness we were saved from David Milliband' said a Labour member 'his decision to head off for North Korea has shocked us all.'