A bill has been passed in Parliament that will CRIMINALISE the use of the Comic Sans font from 1st March 2018.
The Comic Sans Font Prohibition Act 2017 will mean that anyone caught using the type style in the United Kingdom could be liable to a 10 year prison sentence and a £10,000 fine from next year.
The bill was passed with an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons, with roughly the same number rejected a Jeremy Corbyn-led amendment for it to be treated as a civil matter in the courts.
Jeremy Spunkton MP (Labour) introduced the bill, and he told Southend News Network that he was ‘delighted’ with the outcome.
He added: ‘I have been campaigning for a number of years to get Comic Sans outlawed in the United Kingdom, and I am delighted to say that fans of the font will now be forced to head abroad to get their fix.’
‘Documents produced using Comic Sans look like they have been written by a group of pre-school children, and it is gradually contributing to a decline in intelligence and mental standards.’
‘There will also be a additional £5,000 penalty for any schools that are caught using the font as it corrupts the minds of the young beyond reasonable repair.’
Jemima Mingebury of the Campaign Against Comic Sans said that one of society’s biggest evils was finally being consigned to the trashcan of history.
She said: ‘To be fair, anything that says it is funny in it’s description must be terrible in nature, and we have evidence to show that abolishing Comic Sans in Britain will lead to a downturn in both violent and sexual offences.’
‘In future, we will be lobbying Microsoft for an end to all rounded typefaces.’