G20 agree to three month 'best before date' on money

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Friday, 12 November 2010

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'I hope your not going away for three months, sir.'

Leaders of the G20 group of failing economies have agreed to avoid devaluation of currencies by applying 'best before dates' to money, during talks in the South Korean capital, Seoul.

In a twist that would dizzy a corpse, leaders agreed the measure was appropriate to encourage public spending on home soil and deter the most heinous threat to the world's economies, savers.

All money will now have a three month time limit placed upon it, meaning it needs to be spent within this period or it will become as worthless as a scarecrow made of bird seed.

Prime Minister David Cameron felt it was a positive move saying, 'this excitingly ill conceived move will give a huge boost to British business and the economy as a whole. We need money to be spent, not hidden away like a lost weekend with the mother in law. Think of this as a 'coming out' party.'

Tensions had been high at the meeting with some delegations not receiving jam with their croissants and this did not help initial discussions when trying to correct distortions in currency and trade, especially as some were saying there was more of the fruity substance on President Obama's face, than on their table.

Leader of the Opposition, Ed Milliband was quick to round on the prime ministers willingness to comply with the proposal, saying 'if I would have been there I would have ensured a four month limit was applied. It is outrageous, and as a result, I am, well, outraged.'

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