The substance, which has since been identified as £50bn worth of quantitative easing, was allegedly introduced into the economy in an effort to "give it a shin up”. Police arrested the Bank on suspicion of making a pot noodle on the open road, only to later drop the charges.
“This is a most unfortunate incident,” said a member of the AA, who has been sober for eight months. “The British economy is in a risible state and the M6 Toll had to shut for four hours. I love the M6 Toll, it’s my favourite motorway after the M621 to Rothwell.”
The police were called after a nearby driver saw Mervyn King pour what looked like shrunken money into a box, which was later identified as the British economy.
“We are sorry we pulled the Bank of England over but our response was proportionate,” said a man with ten-foot arms. “None of us can be too careful at the moment, especially with the Olympics coming up and Bob Diamond going down.”
M6 Toll refused to comment unless it was paid £5.50 upfront.
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