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The British government has no plans to regulate Ouija boards

No – he didn’t ask for the answer to be spelled back slowly to him, letter by letter.

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DUP MP FOR Derry Gregory Campbell used a parliamentary question to ask whether the British Government planned to bring forward legislation to regulate the sale of Ouija boards.

The answer wasn’t a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – but it was pretty clear.

“The Government has no plans to regulate the sale of Ouija boards,” Under-Secretary of State Jo Swinson replied, on behalf of Business Secretary Vince Cable.


Earlier this week, Campbell was barred for speaking in the Northern Assembly for two days after he ridiculed the Irish language for the second time in less than six months.

As you may remember – in the first such incident, he said “Curry my yoghurt can coca coalyer” when asked to speak, mocking the Irish phrase “Go raibh maith agat, Ceann Comhairle”.

Read: ‘Curry my yoghurt’ DUP MP receives death threat >

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