Yesterday is the New Tomorrow

Location: London, United Kingdom

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rule Britannia
Details have been released today regarding Britain's next generation of fighting ships.

The Royal Navy is proud of the cutting edge capability of the fleet of Type 45 destroyers. Each one costing a shade over £750 million, they have been designed to meet the needs of the 21st century; in addition to state of the art technology, weaponry, and guidance systems, the ships will comply with the very latest employment, equality, health & safety and human rights legislation. They will be able to remain at sea for several months at a time and positively bristle with the very latest facilities.

For instance, the new user friendly crow's nest comes equipped with full wheelchair access. All live ammunition has now been replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims. Stress councillors and solicitors will be on duty 24hrs a day, and each ship will have its own onboard industrial tribunal. The crew will be 50/50 men and women, and finely balanced in accordance with the latest Home Office directives on race, gender, sexuality and disability. Sailors will only have to work a maximum of 37hrs per week in line with Brussels Health & Safety rules - and that includes during wartime. All bunks will be double occupancy, and the destroyers will all come equipped with a maternity ward and creche, situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco. Tobacco will be banned throughout the ship, but cannabis and crack cocaine will be allowed in the mess. The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for "Rum, Sodomy and the lash"; out goes the occasional rum ration which is to be replaced by Perrier water, although sodomy remains this has now been extended to include all ratings under 18. The lash will still be available but only by request. Condoms can be obtained from the Bosun in a variety of flavours, except Capstan Full Strength. Saluting officers has been abolished because it is elitist, it is to be replaced by the more informal "Hello Sailor". All notices on board will be printed in 37 different languages and braille. Crew members will no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches, even the women. The MOD is working on a new "Non specific" flag based on the controversial British Airways "Ethnic" tailfin design, because the white ensign is considered to be offensive to ethnic minorities. Sea Trials are expected to take place soon, when the first of the new destroyers HMS Everybodysequal, sets out on her maiden mission it will be escorting boat loads of illegal immigrants across the channel to ports on the south coast. The ship is due to be launched soon in a ceremony conducted by Sheikh Abu Hamza (Captain Hook) from the Finsbury Park Mosque who will break a petrol bomb over the hull. The ship will gently slide into the water to the tune of "In the Navy" by the Village People played by the Royal Marynes. The Prime Minister said in one of his utterly moronic Downing Street website videos that "While the ships reflected the very latest of modern thinking they were also capable of being up graded to comply with any new legislation. His final words were " Britain never, never waives the rules!"

Sunday, November 11, 2007