There’s something amusing about this, although I can’t quite figure out what the joke is. I think it might have something to do with the United Kingdom Independence Party feeling moved to rewrite part of its election manifesto.
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Clear and Foreign Danger.
A group of scientists is claiming that it might not have been the much maligned Black Rat which was responsible for repetitive pandemics of Bubonic Plague in mediaeval Europe. They say it’s more likely to have been the Asian Gerbil. One scientist said ‘If we’re correct, we’ll have to rewrite that part of history.’