Get back on the canals, May tells North

THE prime minister has responded to the northern rail crisis by ordering locals off trains and back on narrowboats where they belong. 

May has announced plans to tackle the crisis by cancelling all northern trains apart from the ones to London and transferring commuters onto large passenger narrowboats pulled by horse. 

She continued: “Trains are too good for you. They’re for people in a hurry. 

“There is a perfectly good network of canals for people like you to get about, munching ‘chip barms’ and conversing in a sequence of grunting sounds. You’ll love it. 

“What does it matter if it takes you three days to get from Leeds to Liverpool? There’s no discernible difference between them. They’re both northern. You may as well stay where you are. 

“I look forward to receiving your pathetic messages of protest delivered by a filthy pigeon smoking roll-ups in a few weeks. Nobody’s interested. Shut up. 

“There’s more of us than there are of you, and we all vote Conservative.”