Following on from a post the other day about Christmas, the staff at the Department of Energy and Climate Change - whilst not only being forced to wear sandal; eat tofu; drive Toyota Prius's; and engage in other assorted carbon saving requirements* - are now facing an 'Age of Austerity™' Christmas.
Apparently, according to Joan Ruddock, the department "is not planning to host any Christmas parties in 2009". Well why would you? Using an oven to cook a turkey will pollute the atmosphere, and who wants to have fun when there's a Christmas tree to hug?**
™ Gideon Esq
* Probably not true
** From sustainable sources natch!