Man referring to himself as 'single parent' because wife had night out

A MAN whose wife went out from 7pm to 12.30am last weekend has spent more than a week referring to himself as a ‘single parent’. 

Julian Cook, aged 34, told colleagues that they have no idea how hard it is going straight from dinner to baths to bedtime without any help at all, and that he is still recovering.

He continued: “My wife went out early evening, but for at least an hour before that she was no help because she was getting ready. I was completely on my own.

“Christ what a struggle, getting them into their PJs, doing the stories, the whole lot. And under it all the chilling knowledge that I had no support network to fall back on if anything went wrong.

“By the time I got downstairs I was absolutely drained. I went on Facebook to post ‘Shout out to all the other lone parents out there’ then had a few cans. It’s all I was good for. And I tell you, I needed them.

“Didn’t even realise I hadn’t eaten until ten o’clock. Had to get the wife to pick up a takeaway on her way home. Only fair, given what I’d been through.”

Co-worker Mary Fisher said: “Julian says we’ve no idea what it’s like shouldering such a burden alone. Yesterday I caught him checking if he was eligible for Universal Credit.”

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All the reasons why it's not Boris's fault

BORIS Johnson became prime minister on the back of a firm commitment to leave the EU on October 31st, which we won’t be. But it’s not his fault: 

He was opposed by the opposition

How can a prime minister without a majority be expected to get Brexit done when people who don’t agree with him oppose him? They’re even called the opposition, for God’s sake, which is just childish.

Nobody fell into any of his traps

Johnson planned to trick and trap his way into keeping his Brexit promise like a cross between Derren Brown and Jigsaw from the Saw films. But, churlishly, nobody fell into any of them. Ingrates.

People didn’t believe him

The prime minister, the leader of this country, a man of unimpeachable honesty, and yet when he said the UK would explode if we reached October 31st without Brexit, they didn’t believe him. They ought to be ashamed.

The Supreme court chose the law over him

When you’ve got a clear choice between the law of the country or a boyish, charismatic maverick who’s not afraid to break a few rules to get the job done, surely it’s a no-brainer. But not if you’re one of the sticklers for legality on the Supreme court. No vision.

The DUP abandoned him in his hour of need

The DUP were always the Tories’ firmest friends, backing them through thick and thin, apart from all the times they voted against Theresa May. But a few footling changes to Northern Ireland’s status to essentially kick it out of the UK and they turn on Boris. Goes to show you can’t trust the Irish.

The EU were selfish

No thought was given in Brussels to the delicate balance of the Conservative party, or that Brexit voters wanted more free stuff not less. Instead they were only concerned with protecting their single market and their members, as if that was the whole point of their existence.


And finally, of course, Remainers. Wanting to Remain. Not believing in Brexit. How can anyone get anything done with them around?