Yesterday, in what might be the year’s most laughable excuse for policy failure, Owen Paterson blamed the need to extend the badger cull on…the badgers themselves. Apparently they “moved the goalposts”. Watch…
So, obviously the internet rallied around to do what it does best – make government ministers look even more dumb than they already do. Here’s a rundown of Scrapbook’s favourites.
1. The Badger Van
Huffington Post combined two of Scrapbook’s favourite things – mocking Owen Paterson and mocking Theresa May.
2. The Excellent Photoshop
This unnervingly realistic creation comes from campaign group Devon Against the Badger Cull.
3. The sneaky badgers
Because if you paid attention in school, you’ll know badgers are nocturnal creatures, so obviously they’d move the goalposts in the dark of night. This is from comic artist Sydney Padua.
4. The dead tree press catches up…
It wasn’t just the internet queuing up to rip strips off Paterson. The Telegraph’s Matt offers an alternative explanation for the badgers ability to evade their enemies.
5. The video game
Now this was in a league all on its own. Professional internet toymakers UsVsTh3m came out with this fiendishly difficult game alarmingly quickly after the quote emerged, and it’s brilliant.
If Owen Paterson’s job is even half as hard as this game, we almost feel sorry for him…