The British government has revealed its planned response to a future zombie invasion threat.
It is the second time that officials in the UK have provided a tongue-in-cheek response to a member of the public who has requested such information through the FOIA ( Freedom of Information Act ). Last year Bristol city council provided a "top secret" document outlining strategies for dealing with a zombie pandemic including advice on how to kill a zombie and methods for recognizing codewords broadcast over radio and TV.
This time it was the Ministry of Defence that replied. "In the event of an apocalyptic incident (eg zombies), any plans to rebuild and return England to its pre-attack glory would be led by the Cabinet Office, and thus any pre-planning activity would also taken place there," read the statement. "The Ministry of Defence's role in any such event would be to provide military support to the civil authorities, not take the lead. Consequently, the Ministry of Defence holds no information on this matter."
"A zombie invasion is a problem that may seem to belong in a horror film rather than to real life, but, none the less, the British government believes it has worked out the best way to cope with one."
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