Thank you for joining me here. Everyone else has gone to the Adagia Rooms.
Please answer the following questions:
1. How have you been contributing to the appropriate empowerment of members of the public?
2. How have you been tackling corruption effectively?
3. How have you been making discoveries from history?
4. How have you been identifying matters for further investigation?
5. Have you ever held a sinecure?
6. Have you ever been a tax eater?
You probably know that my name is William Cobbett. I have no desire to dress up as anyone or anything other than myself.
Even so, I consider this to be a white cravat sort of occasion.
Now, how have you responded to the earlier parts in this series of presentations about a budget for gentleness?
Are you a gentle person?
A Budget for Gentleness - Part One
A Budget for Gentleness - Part Two
A Budget for Gentleness - Part Three
A Budget for Gentleness - Part Four
A Budget for Gentleness - Part Five
I have made my way here, on foot and by horse, to assist with the process of political reform in Australia.
Until recently, I was fully occupied in supporting the Mozarty Party World Peace and Global Prosperity Tour as a roadie.
Political reform is required just about everywhere, it seems.
I have also been doing my best to contribute to various dialogues of enlightenment. That is why I seek your answers to many important budgetary questions.
Have you seen the canary of democracy anywhere today? It is meant to be flapping about on its swing above the world stage, tweeting out important budget announcements as required.
Has anyone recently asked for your contributions to the logic of good drama?
Enlightened responses to such a question tend to cause much fanfare here.
I have been examining the official Australian budget overview and comparing it with the Corn Laws, naturally. Unless I am mistaken, the official government position in 2018 is to bore the public with meaningless twaddle.
In 1818, the public was still suffering and starving as a consequence of government policies, war debts and a recent Year Without a Summer.
How do you make budget comparisons?