|Boris Johnson Mayor of London|
Mr Johnson and Mr Hunt are embroiled in a war of words about who started World War 1.
Speaking from his Lytham home where he is relaxing after twisting his ankle on a skiing holiday, Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said:
“We are not taking sides here. The Tripe Marketing Board is a strictly apolitical organisation nor do we care who started World War I. We are hard working marketing people who are trying to make a living in adverse economic conditions.
“At a stroke, Mr Johnson has dealt a body blow to the tripe industry from which I fear it may never recover. Mr Andrew Percy MP committed a similar faux pas last year and sportingly agreed to take the Tripe Taste Challenge.
"I am calling on Mr Johnson to do the decent thing and issue a full apology immediately and to take the Tripe Taste Challenge as a sign of his contrition at a tripe retailers of his choice. If he doesn't, I fear his chances of winning the next mayoral election may be irreparably damaged.”