Prime Minister Buries Dog

Funny story written by Rob Bruce

Sunday, 18 November 2007

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London -- Controversy continues to swirl around Number 10 Downing Street after recent admissions from Prime Minister Gordon Brown that he buried his dog, 'Tony,' alive.

The Prime Minsters Office initially dismissed the rumors as ludicrous and fanciful fiction. The Prime Minister was caught in a contradiction when he commented to the press himself, "Of course I buried the old b@%*#$d, you didn't think I'd tolerate him hanging about no. 10 Downing any longer than I had to?"

Tony, an English sheep dog, was purchased early May of 1997 shortly after the Labour Party came to power. Mr. Brown was often seen walking with Tony during his time as Chancellor of the Exchequer, but there very public show of mutual admiration was apparently not so warm in private, with Tony often showing sign of bruising and battering.

The Dog was apparently buried in a small garden adjacent to no. 10 Downing Street not long after Mr. Brown was sworn in as Prime Minister, and was alive at the time of his burial. "No. 10 is for Gordons, not for Tonys," said the PM in an apparent attempt to justify his actions.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was contacted for this story. Pippi Taylor spoke on behalf of the organization. "Well it was time for Tony to go, and no I'm not shocked by the extreme cruelty shown by Mr. Brown, but no, we don't have a problem with it, not in the least. Old Tony had hung on far too long. Good riddance I say."

When Ms. Taylor was made aware the the 'Tony' in question was actually a dog she reacted quite differently.

"He did what?! Well he should be executed," she squealed. "Give him the same treatment, bury him alive," she yelled. Plans are being hatched by the RSPCA to have Tony's body exhumed and to give him a proper funeral. As for the Prime Minister, well he's stopped talking.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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