Metropolitan Police Chief, Brian Panzer, went live on TV this evening to announce that Muslim Protestors would be allowed to throw shoes from Monday as an expression of anger during protests!
However, Alistair Darling also went live on TV shortly after to announce a new shoe throwing tax starting on Monday.
Mr.Darling denied that it was just sheer political opportunism & desperation for money by an imploding administration targeting a much maligned minority.
Mr.Darling claimed it was a long planned model to both improve Government Income Streams & reduce litter in inner city environments.
Apparently the tax will be double in the Downing Street area because of pollution concerns.
An unnamed Whitehall Tax mandarin has informed our reporter that there's a long running battle raging over what constitutes a shoe & what constitutes a sandal as they'll be exempt from the tax.
This story is set to run and run...