By Johnny Zenith and Jeff Sanchez
The Bayeux Tapestry should be burned because it depicts people who are disabled and foreign, Ester McVey has demanded.
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions said: “As the minister in charge of hounded the disabled, I am deeply concerned about the proposed loan of the Bayeux Tapestry to Brexit Britain, because it will send out absolutely the wrong signals to the public concerning disabled and foreign people.”
“Worryingly, the tapestry depicts foreigners coming over here and stealing British jobs and engaging in health tourism. Even worse, it also depicts disabled people in an insufficiently negative light.”
“I believe the Bayeux Tapestry should be burned immediately on its arrival in England, primarily to avoid the national shame of acknowledging the important role foreign immigrants have made to this country over the millennia, but also to send out the right message about our thinly veiled disdain for the most vulnerable members of society.”
However, Liam Fox has come out in strong support of not burning the Tapestry: “Brexit Britain is struggling to secure any trade deals with major economies, largely because Remainers are talking this country down. But when they time comes to return the Bayeux Tapestry to the French, I will be able to claim that exports have soared beyond all expectations and declare Brexit an incredible success.”