23 May 2018

Labour to blame for tripe industry decline says TMB chairman

Sir Norman Wrassle
The decline of the UK tripe industry can be blamed on policies followed by the last Labour government, Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle told industry leaders this lunchtime.

"There's no doubt in my mind that we here at the TMB are doing all we can to promote tripe and in fact the decline in sales has never been slower," he said.  He went on to lay responsibility for the drop in sales at the doorstep of Labour, who had pursued policies which were generally tripe-unfriendly.

In a specially convened 'Tripe Marketing Questions' session, Sir Norman responded to a wide range of points raised by the movers and shakers of the tripe industry.  

When asked whether he felt personally responsible that sales of tripe were still falling, he said: "We are doing all we can to capitalise on the general mood of austerity to promote our product. If you want to look at the real culprits, perhaps you should examine the record of the last Labour government."

Afterwards, Sir Norman said he had found the session helpful and would consider making TMQs a regular feature in his diary.

19 May 2018

Chairman denies Royal Wedding 'snub'

Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has brushed aside suggestions that the Royal Family has snubbed the tripe industry by not inviting him to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which takes place at Windsor later today.

"I don't see this as some sort of anti-tripe statement by the Royals. Lots of other dignitaries weren't invited, so this shouldn't be interpreted as a snub," he said.  Sir Norman was responding to comments made on social media that his failure to secure an invite indicated that tripe was being overlooked.

"I haven't had sight of the full guest list, but I'd be surprised if anyone from British Spleen or the UK Liver Council were there," Sir Norman said, adding "In any case, I have a longstanding engagement with the Garstang Ladies League this afternoon and this would always have taken precedent, even if I had received an invite to Windsor."