Labour leader Ed Miliband has outlined plans to nationalise Stephen Fry, if his party is elected in four years’ time.
Miliband explained that taking Planet Word presenter Fry into public ownership is a key part of the Opposition’s plan to rescue Britain’s ailing economy.
Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool he said: “Fry will be acquired by the State and private companies will compete for the right to run him under franchise.
“He’s a national treasure and should belong to the people of Britain. But in tough economic times we must also accept that we can turn a good profit by hiring out Fry to the likes of ITV and Sky.”
Miliband moved quickly to dispel fears that Fry will be broken up or sold at a later date to an overseas bidder amid rumours of interest from Asia and Russia.
Meanwhile Miliband’s showing in opinion polls will make for uncomfortable reading in Labour circles.
In a poll for The Guardian conducted by MORI only 26% of respondents rated him as a credible human being.
On a positive note, a survey on heatworld.com ranked Miliband second in a ‘most shaggable Miliband brother’ poll.