Failed Marriages - The White Elephant in the Room

by Steve Cook

Scientists have discovered the reason for the rise of failed marriages across the UK.

Evidence has come to light that there is a direct correlation between the rising divorce rate and the strain placed on relationships by the advent of flat-pack, self-assembly furniture - the so-called Ikea Syndrome.

Dave Shortt-Fewse of Longsuffrin, Lincolnshire for example, recently divorced his wife of 18 years, citing a five-day conflict with a three-drawer, teak-effect Ikea sideboard as grounds for the irretrievable breakdown of his patience. 

He told reporters that the final straw came when he discovered that he had put the drawers in upside down . . .

Steve Cook is the author of |the scifi spoofs Genghis Kant and The Cutter Files and other works of fiction

Boris Johnson Resignation - Real Reasons Emerge in Shock Revelation

by Steve Cook

Former British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, whose tenure was marked by a determination to whip up a confrontation with Vladimir Putin in the best traditions of Anglo-American diplomacy, today revealed the real reasons for his resignation.