This is not the Financial Times, and does not claim to be.
It is also not a newspaper, and does not therefore purport to report facts.
IN OUR DEFENCE
“It will probably be a collector’s item… I consider this a gigantic compliment to the Times.”
Alex S. Jones, director of Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard
“Liberal Pranksters Hand Out Times Spoof”, The New York Times website
“Political change comes from leadership and popular mobilisation. And you need both of them.”
Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Her Majesty’s Government
“Miliband calls for global movement to pressure governments”, The Guardian
“In a groundbreaking libel decision, the judge said that ‘irony’ and ‘teasing’ do not amount to defamation. The ruling offers protection to writers of satirical articles clearly not meant to be taken seriously and was welcomed last night by media lawyers.”
“A victory for irony as Elton John loses Guardian libel case”, The Guardian
Anyway, we’re skint.