Birmingham: A man was arrested today in Birmingham city centre for laughing in a public place. The man named Michael O'Flaherty (36) originally from Liverpool was seen by members of the public openly giggling and eventually laughing out loud while talking on his mobile phone.
A police spokesperson confirmed today: 'O'Flaherty was arrested and charged with 'Laughing during a time of austerity' and will be bailed tomorrow. He could face up to 10 years in the clink.'
Apparently Cameron introduced the new stealth law as soon as he came to power so during this time of belt tightening, moaning, long faced recession we must all act glum.
A spokesperson said: 'We can all laugh as loud as we like and when we like, provided it's in the comfort of our own homes and with all the doors and windows shut. We must remember it's simply not fair on your neighbour if he can hear you chuckling away when he's trying to be glum.'