The Curmudgeon


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stuffing Themselves On Stephen Green's Tax Money

Mere experts - those dreadful, obstructive Blob-things which have stood in the way of every effort by the Bullingdon Club to drag our great country back to the glory days of the workhouse, the Jarrow March and Oswald Mosley - have raised the usual nit-picking objections to Britain's Head Boy's latest wheeze on public health. It will be remembered that our slender, lissom leader proclaimed war on fat people as part of the new régime to get the proles fit enough to deserve their welfare benefits. After all, there's no point slashing the safety net to tatters if someone the size of Eric Pickles is just going to come along and sit on it, what? Anyway, an editorial in the notoriously terrorist-sympathetic Lancet has been so frivolous and backsliding as to take issue with the idea that poor people should be compelled to attend weight reduction classes in return for social security payments. The Lancet finds the proposal "financially and ethically questionable", which is unlikely to raise more than a quick snigger from a party chaired by Michael Green and run by Rupert Murdoch. Worse yet, as is the way of mere experts, the editorial goes on to recommend that "any mandated programme should have a strong evidence base for success", and even seems worried that requiring proles to undergo major surgical procedures as a condition of receiving benefits could be "far from ethical" even if junk food manufacturers and private health companies were somehow to increase their profits.


  • At 12:10 am , Blogger David OBrien said...

    Did you see Danny Alexander and his little yellow play-budget briefcase? It's nice that they let him have something to play with.

  • At 11:03 am , Blogger Philip said...

    I think his dear chums, Dave and Gideon, took some of the piss they've been taking out of the Lib Dems since 2010 and sent it off to Switzerland to be plasticised. They presented it to Danny in the form of a nice new lunch-box, but once he'd pulled the hologram of Beaker off the lid he started thinking he was a statesman. Even Clegg was too embarrassed to hang around for long, and if Danny loses his seat there's another bigger box, made from the rest of the piss that's been taken out of the Lib Dems since 2010, in which hopefully they can both be bio-degradably buried.


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