Similarly, the placement of our party's candidate in sixth place in a recent by-election was due to the flowering of snowdrops and crocuses in the spring time. The thousands, or indeed millions, of people who support us wholeheartedly were distracted by the pleasant display on the way to the polling stations, and failed to arrive on time.
The plummeting of house prices is because unexpectedly high winds in March deter people from moving house, for fear of their pantechnicons swaying precariously in the stiff breeze.
And the recent statements by the Governor of the Bank of England that he is 'Surprised nobody has kicked my head in yet' and 'Oh Christ we are all doomed' were because he was tired and emotional after over-indulging in Cadbury's Cream Eggs and Hot Cross Buns.
I hope that clears things up.