April Fools' Day

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It's no joke!

April 1
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It is April the First, which generally means a plethora of side-splitting jokes in the press.

But maybe not this year. The Telegraph reports that April Fool's jokes have been banned under a 1653 statute.

Why? "Officials in the Cabinet Office have taken the unusual step of asking media outlets to refrain from publishing the traditional stories on April 1 in case they trigger panic buying or spark riots," the paper's Flora Poil reports.

The story includes a Cabinet Office spokesman saying: "Our message to the public is this: if you hear a spine-tingling warning on the radio about Brexit and leaving without a deal, it’s not a joke - it’s Government policy."

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