News from the American colony seems to indicate that one of the candidates has chosen his pit bull terrier as a running mate in the up coming territory elections. Official reaction has been reserved but it is felt that this may be a step too far.
We canvassed local opinion on this and Goodwife Smith said "Have they learnt nothing? Pit bulls are the tools of the devil and CHAVs".
Local opinion seems to be that the colonies are going to the devil and should be "let go" before they "cause trouble".
Tea stocks have recently been "tight" due to recently lost cargo. Tea salesmen are due to return to England having sought passage on the Mary Celeste and will expect to face the music immediately on their return.