|The @TripeUK tweet which caused offence|
Addressing a meeting of the Chorley Ladies Circle yesterday, Sir Norman said: "I am not entirely humourless: I understand this was a reference to a newspaper headline which appeared in a national newspaper some years ago. But the Tripe Marketing Board is, and must remain, strictly neutral on political matters."
The intern responsible for the tweet has now been removed from their position. Sir Norman underlined the TMB's neutrality by going on to say: "We want tripe to be enjoyed by people of all political persuasions - whether that be Labour, Conservative, Liberal or proto-fascist."