In a surprise move the Government has cancelled August Bank Holiday. 'In this age of austerity' explained Georgbe Osborne 'we cannot afford to waste time doing nothing for three days'.
Cries of protest from those who have already booked holidays fell on deaf ears. 'We all have to pull in our belts' said David Cameron.
The Labour Party has been suggesting that cutting the Bank Holiday is 'doing too much too fast'.
Now a new scare horror drama has lunged into our sad lives. More panic on the Stock Exchange as rumours spread that Christmas is to be banned and the there will be no New Year celebrations. The Bank of England is in uproar and shares have been sliding to the bottom of the pop charts.
'The age of austerity is going too far' asserted several backbench MP's who had already had to come back from their holidays to sit in the House of Commons solving the World's problems. 'If people don't get their holidays there will no fun in life.'
But can we afford, as a country, to have fun when the whole world is rapidly disintegrating around our ears?