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'I've calculated that we've enough money for 2013 if we cancel February.'
'You can't sit like that all the way through the Budget.'
'Look, Carl, the glory days are over. You might want to slip into something a little more comfortable.'
Austerity: 'Almost there...'
Post Office 30km.
The Eurozone Explained
'Sorry - no budget for anaesthetic.'
"The benefits agency is ALWAYS flexible...but only in certain limited, clearly defined circumstances."
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"Massive funding cuts, unsure of our future, lacking in support...still enough of our problems, what can we do for you?"
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"One day son, none of this will be yours!"
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"To describe the NHS budget deficit as a 'black hole' is inaccurate and simplistic...I think a 'yawning black chasm stretching deep into the molten bowels of the Earth' would be more appropriate..."
Surgeons cut apart the health budget with an axe.
"I thought the new strategy for getting rid of bedblockers involved social workers and a care pathway!"
"We're just starting to tackle the winter backlog."
"The endless string of budget cuts are making things impossible. It's the worst part of this job. Having to spread so much time with people at the very end of their tether...people with no hope, no optimism for the future...people in a state of despair! A
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"The bad news that he was knocked down by an ambulance but the good news is that it's done wonders for our response times!"
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"The government prefers to see it as a flexible, environmentally friendly building option that fits within our current funding projections."
'The Donnallys lost their car, but you've got to admire the way they're meeting adversity.'
"Let's quit helping those who don't need help, stop supporting failed programs, cut entitlements...and offer the dog to the gods."
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Remaining positive about the NHS.
'When confronted by the enemy, you will deploy a series of disapproving looks.'
'. . . What if we sell Britain as an offshore platform to the EU and lease it back from them?'
The Trojan House