THEY throw ugly expensive wheelie bins at us and we say thanks.
They say you can’t smoke in pubs and we say it’s OK, we will stand out in the cold and the rain.
They say let’s close hospitals and schools and we say it’s alright, we will manage.
They say let’s put petrol up to a pound a litre (that’s almost five pound a gallon) and we say it’s fine, don’t worry.
They say let’s close down the big working factories and while we’re at it, bring in a few people from abroad and give them our jobs, we say no problem, I’ll go and sign on.
They lie and deceive us and we say so what.
Vaughan Williams, via e-mail.