The Inland Revenue, Contributions Agency, and Customs & Excise are all trying to prove they are the best at extracting confessions from taxpayers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer decides to give them a test.
He releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it. The Contributions Agency goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest and question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations, they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
The Revenue goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.
Customs goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is yelling: "Okay! Okay! I’m a rabbit! I’m a rabbit!".
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