Bald men and combs

I have just received by a tortuous route a UKIP press release that deserves a little more air,

UKIP and the inheritance squabbleCalm down dears, it's only a policy. Instead of this unseemly tiff over whofirst thought of scrapping Inheritance Tax, just take a deep breath and let ussolve it for you. It wasn't either of you. It was us.

Yes, we admit it. As long ago as October of last year when David Miliband was still in short trousers, we came up with the idea to take millions of people out of the inheritance tax trap. We released it as part of our flat tax policy and we sent it to lots of nice journalists who could tell the nice people all about it.It was such a good idea, that the big boys pinched it.

While we know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and we are flattered, it's a little undignified to squabble over who stole it first. If you need any more ideas, please don't hesitate to contact UKIP, available in any decent policy store.


Note to editors, please feel free to ignore this UKIP policy all over again.

Whilst we in UKIP are delighted that yet again our policies are being taken up, it would be nice once in a while to get the credit where it is due