The shortage of the nation’s favourite finger lickin’ has left vast swathes of Britain in despair.
In the township of Tottenham the natives are restless. Large queues have formed at rival outlets. Dallas and Texas Fried chicken have recorded record sales of their finest halal poultry.
In south London, in Peckam and Brixton, the youth are wandering the streets aimlessly searching for their food of choice. Some children are being treated for starvation at branches of McDonald’s and Burger King. Even there, supplies of chicken nuggets are in short supply and may have to be injected intravenously to those in most critical need.
Fried chicken addicts have been swamping A & E departments, suffering from withdrawal symptoms. The NHS has cancelled all non-urgent hospital appointments.
The Disaster Emergencies Commitee have launched an appeal, spearheaded by Oxfam and Save the Children. Four Hercules transport planes have been dispatched to Atlanta, Georgia where they will be loaded with fresh supplies of the Colonel’s finest from the south eastern US.
Waitrose reports sales of organic, free range chicken, have skyrocketed as the middle classes dust down their Jamie Oliver cookbooks to prepare home made nuggets for their youngsters.
Reaction from politicians has been swift.
David Lammy blasted the government for not doing enough for his Tottenham constituents. In nearby Harringay, Dining About told me “This is a disgrace. Black people are suffering and the government stands by and does nothing”
Jeremy Corbyn has blamed the private sector for cost cutting. ” A Labour government would consider nationalisation as an option” he opined.
Police forces up and down the land are monitoring the situation. Cressida Dick of the Metropolitan Police reassured the public ” We will maintain law and order, riot police are on standby and all police leave has been cancelled”
Mavis May will be chairing a COBRA meeting at 11am today.
We will bring you updates as this developing crisis unfolds.
By Hugh Chattering Islington-Cunt.