The Diary asked him. "The answer is yes and no," he said. "Yes, I do write stuff for Rory Bremner. I wrote the Boris Johnson apology thing, for example. But no, I did not write this. Bird and Fortune write their own stuff. The thing about that sketch was that it was really a list of facts.
There was no exaggeration. Satire, nowadays, is just a matter of reading out the Government press release and people fall about laughing."
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