Grand National cancelled by PM

Written by Charles Letterman

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

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Horseracing's biggest event, the Grand National, has been cancelled by the Government.

The race, due to be run on Saturday, was sensationally banned by the Prime Minister after he discovered that Aintree was near Liverpool. Speaking today, the Prime Minister released a statement saying that after consultation with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, he deemed the location of the event 'inappropriate' and inaccessible to the majority of the population.

He went on to say that he couldn't understand why it was necessary to hold it away from London, where good and honest people could take advantage of the opportunity to see a major sporting event without the risk of being robbed, murdered or set on fire.

It is understood that a new southern venue is also being sourced for The Great North Run.

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