"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 18 December 2009

Tale Of A Troughiteer

Never Knowingly Underfed

State Banquet for 'world leaders' at Cop15

One Thursday afternoon a government Minister was heading back to his Constituency after a hard week at Westminster.  He was relaxing in the back of his chauffeur-driven car when he saw two of his constituents at the roadside eating grass.  He was concerned by this so he told his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

He asked one man, 'Why are you eating grass?'

'We've fallen on hard times and don't have any money for food this week,' the man replied. 'We have to eat grass.'

'Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you,' the Minister said.

'But I have a wife and two children with me. They're over there, under that tree.'

'Bring them along,' the politician replied.  Turning to the other poor man he said, 'You come with us too.'

The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, ' I also have a wife and two children with me!'

'Bring them all as well,' the Minister answered

They all squeezed into the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the Minister's.

Once underway, one of the poor constituents turned to the politician and said, 'Sir, you are too kind.  Thank you for taking all of us with you.'

The politician replied, 'I'm glad to do it.  You'll really love my place.... ...

'...the grass is almost a foot high'


  1. Very funny were it not possibly true.

  2. Isn't it sad that we think this is the mindset of our politicians OR? Sion Simon exemplified this today by paying back £21k and excusing himself on the grounds of not being aware of the rules. I must remember to try that if I'm ever pulled up by the Law on a traffic charge - or the Council on a new bin charge.

    It beggars belief OR, really it does.


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