Goveller’s Travels

Tuesday 15th September 1727

PART II. A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG.

I again left my native country, bound for the Sunlit Uplands in HMS Mephistopheles, but with Chris Grayling our Captain, we were soon in peril. Gaunt Savant Dominic Cummings, in an effort to light
his Silk Cut Ultra, discharged a cannon through the hull of the ship and we lay in the utmost distress, by my computation, five hundred leagues from our course; even Bill Cash, the oldest sailor on board, could not auger where we by looking in the entrails of a rancid delingpole.
Despite disquiet among the weaker and more cowardly crew members as we held our bloody-minded course directly into a moral vortex, budget-harpies Lucy Allen, Andrea Jenkyn and Nadine Dorries were on hand to lash those dissenting our voluntary ethical annihilation with the
democrat o’ nine tales; like diversity consultant Geoffrey Cox, bowling alley mechanic Tobias Elwood and poll stancer Sajid Javid, our signature levels of world-class self-destruction spoke loudly and clearly to the outside world, ‘we’re ready to do business’. Thus,
I resigned myself to a seventh shipwreck since March; but at the last, ship’s imbecile Darren Grimes shouted down from the Crow’s Nest that we had come into view of land, and having been awoken from a post-ploytal slumber by the commotion, our Jim Henson muse Boris Johnson cast
anchor within a league. I joined a him and a dozen Tories well-armed in the long-boat to go and shoot some local grouse and if time allowed, exterminate all the local wildlife too. I walked the land alone about a mile, seeing nothing to entertain my curiosity but a six foot slug
that looked like Nigel Farage and a collection of Easter Island style statues with the face of Ken Clarke; But when I returned, I saw the men already in the boat and rowing for life, a huge creature walking after them into the sea: not much deeper than his knees, he took
prodigious strides, but our men had the start of him half a league, and, the sea thereabouts being full of sharp-pointed rocks, this monster was not able to overtake the boat. He turned, and roared and I saw, that as tall as an NCP car park, it was a giant Ed Miliband.

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