When the social relation that is Jeremy Clarkson last year said that striking nurses, teachers and other public sector workers should be 'shot in front of their families', the whole of the UK breathed a sigh of relief. It was after all 'just a joke.'
But when justified calls for bourgeois pay restraint start to gain traction in the public's imagination, it is not funny at all is it? Oh no, in fact, as George Gideon Oliver Osborne (Chancellor of the Exchequer and heir to the baronetcy of Ballentaylor, Eire) tells us, it is in fact 'vewy, vewy, vewy, vewy.... sewious.'