The public across South Tyneside were today forced to wear due to wear masks due to the stench of undemocratic practises emanating from the Town Hall. Environmental Health Officers were called to the building after an odious pong was detected in the Council Chamber. The source of the smell was found to be offices occupied by the Head of Corporate Governance. A Council spokesman’s said:
“The source of this stench was found to originate from an old copy of the Constitution which appears to have been urinated on many times over the last couple of weeks. We have had it surgically removed, and will replace it with a less democratic version as soon as we can”.