The Health and Safety Executive is tired of trying to reason with you people

"Flapjacks? Flap this," the HSE didn't say.

The HSE takes the Sun on at its own game: puns about flapjacks.

Responding to the paper's claim that a school had banned triangular flapjacks for health and safety reasons, a spokesman for HSE said:

"We often come across half-baked decisions taken in the name of health and safety, but this one takes the biscuit. The real issue isn't what shape the flapjacks are, but the fact that pupils are throwing them at each other - and that's a matter of discipline, and has got nothing to do with health and safety as we know it. We're happy to make clear that flapjacks of all shapes and sizes continue to have our full backing."


Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.