Just a brief glimpse into small town life for you all. In a population of 55,000 it is likely that 5,500 will have no sense of humour. Minimum. This is no reason not to crack jokes or try and be amusing but the following is a genuine apology in this week's Leamington Spa Observer - a free newspaper. Or perhaps a news-free paper, I can never remember.
'We would like to apologise for any offence caused by Michael Butcher's letter last week - Public pensions. Mr Butcher was not seriously suggesting that pensioners should be the subject of a mass cull to deal with the pensions crisis.'
Hope that's cleared that up.
Boris Johnson has a good piece on the pensions crisis. Very funny.