|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Sir Norman referred to research which showed that sales of tripe increased whenever people's disposable income was reduced. "Mr Osborne might even want to think about making tripe consumption compulsory. If everyone in the country was forced to eat just 60 grammes of tripe per day, it could rejuvenate the tripe industry overnight," he said.
In response to questions, Sir Norman said he was inspired by events in Greece, where banking controls had restricted individual account holders to withdrawals of just €60 per day. "That sort of money doesn't buy much these days, but it certainly buys a lot of tripe," he said.