We’ve all heard the expression about not judging a book by its cover, but one of the most notorious books of the current decade has just been judged by its title.

In response to increasing racial tensions, the government have instigated a new measure to combat racism in the workplace.

The Prime Minister herself has announced the introduction of a race relations manual as compulsory reading in all workplaces. She then held up a copy of the book in question, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” by E. L. James.

“Racism needs to stop,” Mrs May said. “Too many people see things in black and white, without appreciating the subtler points in between. There are a lot of shades of grey out there, and this book will address that. I don’t imagine that we’ll need to deal with as many shades of grey as detailed in this book, but it’s useful to have just in case.”

When asked if she had actually read the book herself, Mrs May blushed, and said, “well, no, but you can see from the title what it’s about.”

Yes, Theresa, we know exactly what it’s about.

Mrs May went on to add “I have just signed the order making it mandatory for all places of work to provide a copy for each and every employee. I have no doubt that workers will feel better for reading it. None of those dry old notices saying what you can and can’t do, this is a detailed manual that will have the readers going ‘yes, yes, yes!’ out loud as they agree to the ideas presented in it.”

We at the Rochdale Herald are convinced that workers will indeed feel a great sense of relief after reading it on company time.