Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has launched a full-scale inquiry into a series of potentially damaging leaks of private correspondence from his personal office.
This follows the unauthorised release into the public domain of a letter which Sir Norman had planned to send to Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and comes after an earlier letter to Daily Mail columnist Dan Hodges also found its way onto social media.
In a statement issued last night, Sir Norman apologised for any distress caused to tripe lovers. "The letter to Mr Field was one of a number I planned to write to potential candidates for a new Tripe Party," he said, adding: "The fact that it has found its way on to Twitter is a source of deep regret."
Sir Norman said that the TMB might need to re-think its plans for a Tripe Party as a result of the leak. "It is increasingly clear that there are individuals within our organisation who seek to undermine its purpose. I am extending the inquiry I opened as a result of the earlier leak to a full inquiry and I will be interviewing staff, interns, board members and my personal entourage so that we can determine the source," he said.
He appealed to tripe lovers not to allow the episode to distract them from the valuable work the TMB was doing to promote World Tripe Day on 24 October 2018.
The letter to Mr Field - which Sir Norman had not actually sent at the time of the leak - is reproduced below and anyone with information which might lead to the source of the leak is asked to contact the TMB to assist us with our inquiries.