LONDON is now smothering its residents literally as well as metaphorically.
As pollution in the capital continues to spiral, Londoners said it made a refreshing change to be poisoned physically instead of just spiritually.
Tom Booker said: “I’ve been saying for years that London is killing me, so it’s nice to know that it actually is.
“If anything, the toxic clouds just make London cooler, it’s kind of edgy and not just a consumerist nightmare full of drab chain bars.”
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “London was never supposed to be inhabited and it has been trying to tell us that for centuries.
“It seems that the Great Fire, the plague, £6 pints and tube trains packed full of pushy, sweaty commuters hasn’t managed to put people off, so it is now trying to gas us.
“Next there will be a plague of locusts, then a river of blood, and we’ll see if people still want to buy £400,000 houses in Hackney after that.”