|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Speaking at a hastily-convened media conference in Chorley earlier this morning, Sir Norman said: "I've asked that the shutters be closed on our Twitter account for one week so that our communications staff - who will be accompanying me on the trip - can concentrate their efforts on collecting as many facts as possible to make the journey worthwhile."
Sir Norman denied allegations in today's edition of Offal Monthly that the decision was a result of an investigation into the TMB's use of the social media by the industry watchdog, OffOffal. "That matter is quite separate and has no bearing on my decision today. Followers can rest in their beds knowing that a full Twitter service will be resumed early next week, whatever the outcome of the so-called investigation," Sir Norman said.