The Tripe Marketing Board has ruled out any future merger with other offal marketing agencies, following speculation in the media of a possible joint concordat to promote offal-based products.
Speaking at a meeting of the Westhaughton Ladies' Circle this afternoon, TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle dismissed the suggestions as "unthinkable". He said reports in Wigan on Sunday that the TMB was in talks with EuroIntestine were "wholly premature", and described the UK Heart Council and British Spleen as "the darker side of offal".
"We've worked hard to persuade people to try tripe by embracing the social media like no other meat-based marketing board. These Johnny-come-latelies, with their flashy websites and offers of car stickers and free holidays in Italy aren't quite our style," he said.