Registrars across Britain are seeing a surge of people who want to call their children Good Faith. Apparently so their offspring can never be criticised.
“We’ve always had a policy of gently warning parents when the name they’ve chosen is a bit unusual,” said Rochdale Registrar Bert Lister, “but these parents have been told in good faith that Good Faith is a great name and of course while many things can be criticised good faith is apparently not one of them.”

Meanwhile police in Rochdale have had to release several people arrested for handling stolen goods when they said they’d received the items in good faith.


“You can’t criticise good faith,” said Chief Inspector Les Beavinue, “so we can’t charge the lying sods.”

The new truth that good faith can’t be criticised has also had an effect on education according to one A level invigilator and marker:

“I marked several History papers down because the candidates seem to have made up their own version of history,” the anonymous marker told us, “but they appealed, pointing out that they had been informed in good faith that their version of events was correct. I can’t possibly criticise that!”

In other news the BBC are to rename their revamped Top Gear programme Good Faith.

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Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.