The Health Protection Agency has today issued a warning about Spanish eggs, claiming they are spreading salmonella and advising the public to be wary of them. A spokesperson for the British Egg Industry Council exclaimed “It is now time for the government to ban Spanish eggs”.

What have Spain done lately to annoy the British government? Could it be anything to do with Spain removing its troops from Iraq earlier this year, then not inviting US soldiers to join the National Day military parade on Tuesday, while allowing French and German troops to participate as usual? It’s anyone’s guess.