To Rio de Janiero, South America, where today attempts by FIFA’s president, incorrigible feminist Sepp Blatter, to set up a
‘Branded Village’ in readiness for next summer’s World Cup have hit a snag. Earlier today, Blatter’s partially-constructed
superplex of retail outlets, restaurants, merchandise stalls, kangaroo courts and a media centre was overrun by thousands of
Brazilian protestors, arriving from outside to occupy the synthetic encampment in what Sepp has asked police to investigate
as “an act of terrorism”.   

“We are here to show Herr Blatter he cannot simply invade any country he chooses, take our tax money, bring in his own laws and strut 
about all summer like some kind of Octogenarian peacock.” Tarmac layer Taco Dibbits (left) cried out to applause and cheering as HDUK 
watched demonstrators set fire to billboards bearing the tournament logo - a weirdly-shaped hand holding a green ball. “The people of this 
country have had enough. There is no health care, our transport system barely runs, the standard of literacy at my son’s school is 
atrocious, and the government is throwing billions at Sepp to host some football. No more! We demand bread and medicine, not 
international sporting circuses.”

Mr Dibbits then joined a throng of protestors who were emptying kegs of over-priced lager and 
sugary beverages, as supplied by the official tournament sponsors, down the drain.

By the time order was restored, this unrest had spread to other areas, and the civil uprising was threatening to bring
down the government. In order to quell the outraged masses, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (left, with Blatter) gave
several ringleaders seats on her government’s executive branch. Once installed, their first action was to remove Brazil
from its role as hosts of the 2016 Olympics along with next year’s world cup. Fifa’s new 
interim president, ex-Aston Villa defender Paul McGrath (right), has now selected 
Birmingham and Sheffield as last minute stand-ins instead. These cities will now put on the greatest event in all world footy, which is a 
result for us as its being done on the cheap.

Meanwhile, reports Blatter suffered a fatal injury during the Sao Paulo unrest appear wide of the mark, although the authorities have 
confirmed that one over-eager activist intervened to march the sporting despot into Fifa’s own ‘interrogation chamber’ as the branded 
village burned around them. Blatter was then sodomised with a bayonet but has subsequently been admitted to a South American 
emergency ward where he is said to be “stable, but not doing too well”.
with Al Likilla

Home Defence UK
A Symptom of a Greater Malaise
Nigeria Denies National Space Programme "Set Up to Scam Martians”
To Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, where today a fractious press conference finds the director general of the leading 
space programme on the African continent, his excellency Seidu O. Mohammed, forced to deny allegations that
recently surfaced. Earlier this morning, he rebutted reports the troubled third world nation possessed ulterior 
motives in spending millions to send a Nigerian astronaut into space within five years.

“I’ve heard rumours from those affiliated with our partners in this brilliant programme,” His excellency intoned. “They say our motivation goes beyond improving satellite communications, fighting militants in the north, or understanding weather patterns in greater detail, as I have specified previously.”

Mr Mohammed went on: “In the United Kingdom they claim our National Space Research and Development Agency is in league with organised
scam artists, and we are only heading into orbit because life forms up there have not yet heard of our famous ‘419’ code. Such beings would be
responsive to the idea of inheriting money via the will of a recently dead member of our royal family, unlike the clued-up humans of planet

“Well, I wish to defend our honourable space cadets against this terrible slur on Nigeria’s good name.” He propounded. “There is absolutely 
no chance our Martian friends will be advised that a ‘long-lost investment’ has now accrued to many times its value, and all they have to do 
to recoup these limitless riches is call a number and follow some simple instructions. In addition, no official government letters to this effect
have been released to accompany the astronauts within their capsule, nor will they be.”

Yet Nigeria’s space programme continues to attract opprobrium, with allegations that western aid has 
been diverted into rocket research, spaceman training, and authoring tales to describe Nigerian gold being hidden in other parts 
of the solar system by feckless aliens, many millennia ago. 

In fact, much of the seriously religious country is proud of its pioneering attempts to send satellites into space (the first of 
which “lost power and disappeared in 2003”), along with their forthcoming initiatives to build a rocket launcher, establish a moon 
base by 2030 and uncover “intelligent, but, crucially, not too intelligent” forms of life as soon as possible.

But, as President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan (right) told an undercover reporter wearing a hidden wire during the
official inauguration: “This programme is good for our self-image, reputation, and, if we can find a naive race out
there, the economy too. I’m not saying aliens will automatically believe a human they’ve never met has left a
fortune to them, money which is held in a bank account that, unfortunately, can be accessed by no one else.
Or that, to release said fortune, our nation simply needs a small amount of funds, wired immediately, I’m
definitely not saying that. But you never know. E.T. thought the earth people were lovely and would help space
visitors and look where that got him. If the extra-terrestrials we find are anything like E.T., the sky’s the limit."
Busy Teachers to Have Brooms Inserted 
into Arses
To the thriving academies and value-for-money free schools in operation across England, where 
today staff busily prepare for a return to work, following their final six-week summer holiday ever. 
But on arrival in the classroom, teachers everywhere have been shocked to discover yet another 
expectation placed on them by the Department of Education. This responsibility comes in addition to their mooted increase in hours, reduced vacation days, and the implementation of sweeping but barely comprehensible changes to the curriculum, alterations that appear to change completely, week on week.

“As if all these additional drains on our time and energy weren’t enough.” A year eight teacher who wished to remain anonymous told local TV in
Droitwich. “This week Mickey Gove tells us of this latest “opportunity” for saving money and improving facilities in term time. Apparently it involves each of
us sticking a broom up our arse, then ‘multi-tasking’ by sweeping the floor.”

“And the government’s take on it, when all this unprecedentedly painful legislation comes in, is that we’ll just have to ‘shut up and like it’.”

Unions have reacted with shock to the proposal, with the National Union of Teachers calling it a violation of teacher’s human rights and also their anal
passages. The NUT has promised to harness this backlash, with strikes and protests planned for some unspecified time in the long-term future.
Meanwhile, as an immediate fix, they’ve now asked members to press the government for free lubricant so that education professionals can “slip it in
more easily”.

But Michael Gove’s office remains unmoved, with spokesman Zebedee Shortfall explaining the background to this controversial move on the BBC’s Daily Politics.

“Studies show thatm in 80% of English classrooms during lesson time, there’s an increase in dust bunnies, chocolate wrappers 
and dust. This latter substance is subsequently turned to dirt by the hot, cascading tears of a betrayed generation.” Shortfall told 
an attentive Jo Coburn. “In light of this, the DfE hopes that, during assemblies and downtime, male and female teachers alike will 
grab the wooden end of a cleaning implement like I have here.” He lifted a broom up for the cameras. “Insert it into their 
bottom and move about, thereby keeping the immediate surroundings spick and span while doing their bit for the environment.”

“Honestly, I’m surprised so many of them have got upset by what’s actually a very straight-forward request.” Shortfall opined. 
“It’s not like teachers aren’t used to this sort of thing. Ever since the coalition came to power they’ve been metaphorically raped 
with a broom handle.”

Fifa Overthrown in ‘Brazil Spring’
Winter Fuel Allowance Update: Blood Circulation to 
be ‘Means Tested’
The office of every major energy firm in the UK, where, this week, the companies have been charged with implementing the 
latest salvo in a war against much-hated ‘healthy and wealthy’ retirees. Indeed, many immoral pensioners have been flagrantly 
accepting winter fuel allowances from the government for years, whether they are on the breadline or not. In some cases 
these ageing exploiters don’t even feel the cold that badly, the bastards.

“First off, we’ve started to work with the banks to get private information about savings.” Scottish Power spokesman Nufun Hardkiss told our reporter when asked how
this ‘means testing’ would work. “Then we go round the houses of the elderly during winter to find out how cold their hands get.” 

He continues: “Our qualified experts observe rigorous medical procedures involving rubs and clutches at the digits of old folk
during a typically snowbound Glasgow January. This gives our suppliers a sense of whether the wrinkly extremities remain at a
satisfactory temperature, even with just a single bar of the fire on.”

“Some say the approach will penalise those who are fortunate enough to experience the genetic boon of good circulation and to
them I say; damn right it will; tough. You don’t give short people a refund on concert tickets just because they can’t see a damn
thing. Besides, we’ve got to claw the money back somehow.”

Many have expressed discontent at the grant-prohibiting assessments which penalise relatives who are either moneyed, or possess free-flowing blood in spite of their age. However, there is one group of OAPs no one has much sympathy for, who are being specifically targeted following the recent spending review. These citizens have emigrated to hotter climes and spend their golden years in the sunshine of the Costa Del Sol, raking in monthly benefits for 
heating they don’t need all the while.

In the coming months, these leathery Brits will be surprised to find Civil Servants at the doors of their luxury villas, arriving to check 
levels of insulation and issue fines on the spot. Once in Spain, these inspectors’ pay, flights and accommodation will be factored in, 
with opposition parties suggesting the Chancellor won’t actually make any profit after this is done. Yet, when he announced the 
flagship policy earlier today, George Osborne gave such a view short shrift, saying he was confident this new approach would 
save “at least a billion pounds” by 2020.
February 2016Late 2015Election 2015March 2014January 2014Nov 2013Round Up 14Round Up 13
Round Up 12Post-Riots NewsRound Up 11Round Up 10Round Up 9Round Up 8Round Up 7Round Up 6
Round Up 5Round Up 4Round Up 3Round Up 2World MediaRound Up 1Last Blast!NewsBlast! 4
NewsBlast! 3NewsBlast! 2NewsBlast!