the Home Office has officially declared that Britain is “not a safe country.” While many Brits may find themselves wondering if they’ve accidentally stepped into an alternate reality, the Home Office assures everyone that this is just the latest in their series of informative and uplifting announcements.

“It’s time we face the hard truth,” said a Home Office spokesperson with a straight face that could rival any poker champion. “Britain has become a hotbed of peril, mischief, and probably too many tea-related accidents.”

The declaration came with an extensive list of hazards, including but not limited to: the dangers of encountering a polite queue, the risk of being caught in a sudden downpour without an umbrella, and the ever-present menace of mispronouncing “scone” in the wrong company.

“We’re not saying it’s a war zone,” the spokesperson continued, “but have you seen the chaos that can ensue when the Marmite vs. Vegemite debate gets out of hand? It’s a culinary battleground out there!”

The Home Office has already started distributing safety pamphlets advising citizens on how to navigate treacherous situations, such as the politeness minefield at afternoon tea or the hazardous zone known as a roundabout.

In response to this revelation, many Brits are reportedly looking into relocating to more secure locations, like active volcano lairs or perhaps a desert island where the only threat is an overabundance of coconuts.

As the news sinks in, Brits are left to ponder the pressing question: If Britain is officially “not a safe country,” does that mean the squirrels have finally won? Only time will tell as the nation braces itself for the next unexpected declaration from the ever-surprising Home Office.