Written by Shaun Ferguson

Monday, 18 June 2007

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Sainsbury family "gutted" as Qatar royal family push meat prices to all time high.

World meat prices have risen to astronomical levels following a buying frenzy by the royal family of the Gulf kingdom of Qatar.

The family's investment vehicle, Delta Two are reputed to have spent more than £1 billion in a dawn swoop on Sainsbury's stores all over the UK. Throughout the day removal-sized lorries have been travelling to and fro, stocking up with new loads of meat on each journey.

A spokesman for the Sainsbury family has said the effect on meat prices is catastrophic and only the "very rich" would now be able to enjoy it.

Qatar authorities have issued an "unmitigated apology" to the British public. "We asked our London investment bank to buy us £1 billion pound stake in Sainsbury's and they misinterpreted our request as being for steak."

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