At prime minister's questions last month, Labour MP Ian Cawsey called on Gordon Brown to ensure the government procured more bacon and pork from British pig farmers, asking: "Will he ensure that procurement supports British farmers? If the government do not stand up for them, why should anybody else?"
Mr Brown replied: "I thank my honourable friend for campaigning on behalf of that industry. Everybody knows that British bacon is best."
But a report shows the Cabinet Office does not buy any British bacon for No 10 staff.
With the introduction of the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifle. The rumour spread that its cartridges were greased with pig and cow fat, thus offending both Moslems and Hindus. This was one of the contributory factors to the Indian Mutiny.
If the cabinet office were to be forced to give up their salmon for bacon their might be a Cabinet Office Mutiny. Not on religious grounds of course.