Thursday, 1 April 2010
International crisis looms
In retaliation against criticisms from the European Union of measures taken by the Irish government to meet the economic crisis, it was announced today in Dublin that the award-winning European bluegrass band 4 Wheel Drive will be detained indefinitely in Ireland - where they are beginning a tour - till good relations with the EU can be restored.
A spokesman for the band said: 'This is a very serious matter, and cannot be settled in a hurry. It needs a full international inquiry, and perhaps a meeting of the G8 heads of government. Meanwhile, we'll just have to stay here drinking Guinness.'