Monday 25 November 2019 by Neil Tollfree

Tory manifesto to be serialised on Channel 4 as The Handmaid’s Tale


Tory Manifesto like handmaid's tale

In a highly unusual move, Channel 4 has decided to screen a dramatised version of the Conservative Party manifesto in the form of The Handmaid’s Tale.

The programme will start on Monday night, and over the following weeks will depict life under a Boris Johnson government that has been granted a parliamentary.

“It is an exciting way to really get our manifesto out there,” said Tory spokesperson and unspeakable swine Simon Williams.

“There is some exaggeration for dramatic effect but other than that, it’s a fairly accurate representation of life under a Boris Johnson government; a small number of well off people having a lovely time, vast swathes of the population in subjugation and misery, terrible clothes, and a brutal enforcing police force.

“Of course, under a Boris Johnson government you would never see such vast numbers of the brutal enforcing police force because of the cuts. But, as I say, some exaggeration for dramatic effect.

“You’ll also see there are quite a few more OfBoris’ than you’d expect if we’d followed the rules of the novel.”

Although unusual, it is not the first time the Tory party has released its manifesto in the form of a television programme – in the 1990s, John Major’s team released his vision for Britain in the form of Pride and Prejudice.

Unfortunately, the plan backfired as everyone only watched it up until the part where Colin Firth got his chest out in a pond and then switched over and voted Labour instead.

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