Crawling Chaos Slash Across Space and Time

A bit ahead of their time, Crawling Chaos in the song “Newspapers” nearly got tonight’s news release right.

Jobless to work ‘clearing litter’

………trumpets Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell, neatly post-empting the angst-ridden rhetoric about Thatcher’s Britain and the cow-towing newspapers.

Profitability is a sign of the times

You’ve got to keep on working for the rest of your lives

If the tories get in it’ll be alright for the surgeons

But us on the dole we’ll be cutting grass verges.

…..was close.

The trouble is that:

Profitability is a sign of the times

You’ve got to keep on working for the rest of your lives

Now that Labour has been in for 11 years with a variety of spending initiatives designed to help those hard-working families less well off than most, in, it’ll be alright for the surgeons and other top healthcare professionals

But us on the dole we’ll be cutting grass verges or picking up litter, part-time at first but leading to full time after two years.

…is a bit of a mouthfull.

The other trouble is that all councils will now immediately lay off ALL their cleaning staff on minimum wage, safe in the knowledge that a load of dole-wallahs will be along, paid for from central government funds, to do the work for nowt!!!

This kind of thinking sounds like one of Roger Irrelevant’s offerings.

Of course, the dolerites will be the same former council employees……

By Strangely

Founding member of the gifted & talented band, "The Crawling Chaos" from the North-East of England.