Did your Grandfather ever tell you about the twenties, George?
Yes glorious times, hunger marches, rickets, polio, strange fellows marching about in flat caps and boots, and! we had managed to kill off quite a lot in the first war, there was still too many poor people. We conservatives and liberals really knew how to run the country, cut Government expenditure on defence. make sure that people have to pay for their own pleasures.
Absolutely correct George. If they want to eat, or have children they cannot expect the Government to pay for that. Perhaps we could bring back workhouse’s.
We have made a good start, unemployment is going up at a delightful rate, we will be back to dear Saint Margaret’s Four million soon, Mervyn King is on side he is giving all our rich friends in the banks free money which they can lend out at 20% and get fat bonuses. Did you go to any of their parties, vast amounts of champagne and lap-dancers, twenty grand a night they were blowing, not like those cheap skate actors, real money.
Have to get the Doctors on side though George, then we can get rid of this stupid healthcare business.
I am trying my hardest, offering them 80 Billion pounds, you could see them salivating at the very thought of it, how much could they keep for themselves.
You see George every one is greedy, deep down, even liberals.
Will they give us any problems?
No, they haven’t got any options and will take it any way I say!