19 November 2014

TMB pledges no fines for people who complain about tripe

The Tripe Marketing Board has undertaken never to fine people who leave bad reviews about its books.

TMB Books' first publication
Chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said he thought it would be counter-productive to issue fines to people who left negative reviews on Amazon of books published by TMB Books, the publishing arm of the TMB.  Speaking from his Lytham home this afternoon, he said: "We know that tripe is a very divisive foodstuff.  People either loathe it or hate it.  For example, Mr SG Holt of Radcliffe left a review of our first book, Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire and the Wirral.  He said 'No, not for me. Got it from Amazon today. did'nt take long to go through it, I'm a Lancastrian & I just could'nt get into this at all. 106 pages of tripe'.  He only gave it one star - unlike the 24 people who gave it five stars."

Sir Norman said that the TMB had to take such negative comments 'on the chin'.  "We'd much rather pay people to leave good reviews.  That way, everyone's happy," he said.

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