Rest of UK excited about underwater London

NEW projections that London will be reclaimed by the sea have been greeted enthusiastically by the rest of the country.

No congestion charge for boats

No congestion charge for boats

The provincial population is excited by the prospects of taking speedboat tours around a half-submerged Gherkin and everyone in Britain’s capital being eaten by eels.

Julian Cook of Shrewsbury said: “No more investment bankers, no more Parliament, no more TV stand-ups making Oyster card jokes I don’t get, no more sneering estate agents selling parking spaces for seven figure sums.

“Just seeing maps of Britain with London as a lovely big blue bay gives me a calm feeling of everything being in its right place at long last.”

Climate change expert Dr Mary Fisher said: “London is the home of 73 per cent of the UK’s wealth and 93 per cent of its twats. Letting the city sink beneath the waves will be an enormous net gain for the rest of Britain.

“Losing Hull and most of the East Midlands is just a bonus.”

But the news that the flooding, even at the current rate of climate change, could take 5,000 years has been greeted with widespread disappointment.

Cook said: “5,000 years? I can’t wait that long. If I leave the patio heater on, could we get it done by next Tuesday?”