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  1. He doesn’t get published in the Australian version so I looked up some of his other work. It is about the same standard as the one above. I nevertheless have no doubt that British state school teachers chortle and rebelliously put them up on their staff room fridges, though.
    When you think about it, it’s not really fair that only talented humourists get to be cartoonists, nor is if fair that only clever people with strong stomachs get to be surgeons or that only people who can swim get to be lifeguards. Good on The Guardian for setting a progressive example in this case.

  2. This made me think of Ben Elton for some reason. I can remember his rants about privatisation in the eighties. Adverts for shares in state run industries led him to say that he thought that he owned that already. He was apparently expecting to see an advert for shares in his sofa appearing any minute. Yes, the childishly naive little lefty actually thought that he had part ownership of state owned industries. You only have a stake in them in so far as you are expected to stump up for their eye watering losses Ben.

    • At the time it was the official Labour take on the privatisation issue, that the nationalised industries belonged to the people and that the Tories were selling off the family silver.

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