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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Cameron's Britain ...

... summed up horribly accurately in a joke (which I got from my friend Joanna and which is I believe a British version of an American gag, not that that reduces its pertinence):

A banker, a Daily Mail reader and someone on benefits are sitting around a table with twelve biscuits.  The banker takes eleven.  He then leans forward, points at the person receiving benefits and whispers to the Mail-reader "I'd keep your eye on him; he's after your biscuit."

4 comments:

  1. Too close to the truth to be funny!

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  2. Union member would work over here too. It is incredible that one still hears the old rhetoric about the unions 'holding the country to ransom'. *sighs*

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  3. Banker, FOX News watcher, and immigrant/Union member/Muslim would work as the American version. It'd be cookies rather than biscuits, too. Cookies, biscuits, whatever--FUNNY.

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  4. Actually it seems I got the UK version wrong. It should have been 'person on benefits' rather than 'immigrant', though to be honest either works. Nonetheless I have edited accordingly.

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