A consortium of concerned parents has claimed a moral victory after the proven legality of term-time holidays caused travel firms to immediately quadruple their non-holiday prices to cash in on the massive demand.
“We’ve always said it’s a scandal that travel costs in the holidays are raised artificially to exploit parents,” explained Ron Pratt, who refused to pay a £60 fine for taking his children to Florida, causing local authority to take him to court.
After the High Court found that there was actually nothing illegal in taking children on term-time holidays, the major travel companies have taken only days to massively raise their prices for the rest of the year.
“Now prices are the same all year round,” trumpeted a jubilant Pratt. “Instead of being forced to pay an undeserved £60 fine, I now have the right to pay £2500 more to go to Florida in September.”
“Wait a minute. Bugger. Bugger, bugger, bugger!”
After realisation dawned, Pratt admitted that the parents had not fully thought this through.
“We just assumed the hotels and airlines would be happy making less money, we never expected this to happen. Are they allowed?”
Realising too late the risks of unfettered capitalism, the parents’ association is now pushing for the establishment of an anarcho-communist state where the means of travel will be owned by the workers. And free milk.