As is the way with such things another country has taken the initiative and shown the steely strength, passionate purpose and resolute resolve needed that Britain simply lacked.
Even in its concept art stage, Ferry McFerryface oozes the class, humour and downright fabulousness that sent the UK Government running into the comfortable and safe arms of mediocrity.
Rejoice Australia for the UK will not be laughing at you - we’ll be laughing with you.
We may have sneered at Sweden’s bandwagoning ‘Trainy McTrainface’ but this is simply something we couldn’t do ourselves.
Alas, that joy will soon turn to tears for us as we think of what could have been.
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