Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lord Bonkers comes out against austerity

Lord Bonkers, who was Liberal MP for Rutland South West 1906-10, writes exclusively for Liberal England:
I have decided to show solidarity with the voters of Greece and France by rejecting austerity myself. Does any reader know of someone who will lend me money with no strings attached?


iain said...

I'm pleased you got the message my Lord. Last time you were advanced funds you spent them on replenishing the wine cellar at Bonkers Hall which I note is now valued at exactly half what you paid.

Not withstanding your previous history of imprudence the newly formed Rutland Mutual Investment Bank would be prepared to advance funds if you undertook to use them to provide new homes for your estate workers and for the young people leaving the Home for Well Behaved Orphans. As you are aware many of the young people have not been able to find jobs and are significant burden on the Parishes of the county. Send Meadowcroft along and we can discuss the matter.

gawain said...

M'Lord misses some vital aspects of mimicking our Continental colleagues: the money should not just be leant but newly printed first and he must also threaten to thcweam and thcweam and thcweam until he's thick until someone acquiesces.

Unknown said...

I will happily sell his lordship a Bank of England printing press. I can lend his lordship can borrow the money to buy the press from me and his lordship can then pay me back with the money he prints using the press.

Unknown said...

*I can lend his lordship the money

Tobias Grubbe said...

I fear not. Better fortune to you m'lord.