May gives up eating live mice for Lent

PRIME minster Theresa May is observing Lent by giving up her daily snack of six live mice.

Downing Street said that, as the daughter of a clergyman and a devout Christian, Mrs May takes Lent very seriously and that abstaining from live mice for 40 days is ‘an act of spiritual devotion’.

A spokesman added: “Live mice are the prime minister’s favourite indulgence. She doesn’t eat them because she has to or because they are nutritious, it just makes her very happy.

“She celebrated Shrove Tuesday by eating 24 live mice in half an hour.”

An RSPCA spokesman added: “It would be nice to have a Conservative prime minister who did not do unspeakable things to animals.”