Authors of satirical magazines and websites across the globe have confirmed that reality has now overtaken the worst piss-taking they could ever imagine.

“Donald Trump has made all my efforts redundant” confides Daily Mash contributor Sarah Johnson. “Every time I try to write an absurdist joke based on reducing him to a caricature of imbecilic bigotry, he does something ten times worse just to spite me. The man’s a fucking nightmare.”

British satire fares no better, confirms seasoned Private Eye cartoonist Paul Ledger. “Nigel Farage and the UKIP morons, Theresa May and the Brexit negotiations, Jacob Rees-Mogg and his ever-increasing brood of blank-faced Latin automatons, I mean what the fuck have I got left.”

“If I invented Boris Johnson and put him in a cartoon you’d say it was a bit far-fetched.”