30 May 2014

TMB apologises for Euro poll bias

Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has apologised following accusations of party-political bias during last week's European elections.

The @TripeUK tweet which caused offence
The accusations followed a 'Tweet' from the TMB's official account, @TripeUK, which appeared to suggest that the organisation was opposed to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) and specifically to its leader Nigel Farage.

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."

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