Gerard Batten’s resignation as leader of UKIP and the impending leadership contest it brings has once again fallen on that time of the week when most people take the bins out, according to reports.
After a crushing defeat at the European Elections last month, which saw the party lose all of its MEPs in one fell swoop, Mr Batten has, presumably following strong advice from members, resigned from the post of party leader.
For the public, however, the events have once again provided a handy reminder that tonight is the night to put the bins out for collection.
Father of two Simon Williams told us, “I can never remember what day our fortnightly bin collections are, so a crisis within UKIP’s leadership is helpful to me as they always seem to coincide with bin day.
“The old, useless, festering waste will be gone, and my bins will have been collected, too.
“I honestly don’t know what I’d do without a UKIP leadership contest to remind me that bin night has come round again.”
Gerard Batten’s resignation will force UKIP to hold it’s fifth leadership contest in the last three years, which is only slightly more frequent than residents of Birmingham can expect their bins to be collected.