Labour's deputy leader Harriet Harman blamed today swine flu pandemic on male pigs. "All males are pigs", she said, "But male pigs are even more pigs".
Ms Harman claimed that she has a DNA evidence that the very first swine flu case was registered with a male hog. She also said "There is a very strong indication that the Black Death in the 14th century was caused by male rats." Unfortunately as suspect DNA are kept only 14 years, there was no scientific confirmation available.
In a separate development plastic surgery clinics were inundated with calls of worried bankers and government ministers asking about sex change operations following the proposed legislation to install women in these positions.