I can't wait for tomorrow.
"So, Minister, how do you respond to those who say that, once again, you have put the tax burden squarely on the shoulders of those on lower incomes while the wealthier members of society have been given an easy ride?"
"Well, I think there are many questions that people can ask and they have every right to ask those questions. I think to address any specific concern, Brian, would be micro-managing the situation when what the country needs is a look at the bigger picture."
"But that doesn't take us away from the fact that you have imposed, basically, penalties on those who can least afford to have their pockets emptied..."
"Not to cut across you, Brian, but I think we need to get away from a blame culture and deflect the attention on to an economic stimulus package that will benefit the whole country in the medium to long term."
"But surely, Minister, you can understand that the divide between the rich and the poor will grow to epic proportions, given the time frame you have set out, unless you penalise the top 5% of earners now as opposed to the vast majority of the population who earn..."
"Now Brian what I don't want to get into is the realm of hair splitting and semantics... I mean, if you want to argue semantics you can but I'm here to assure the public that if we all take our medicine now..."
"But my point is, Minister, that we're not ALL taking our medici..."
"...that if we all take our medicine now then we can get this country's finances back to a safe place by..."
"Minister, we're out of time but thank you for appearing this evening.... (Turns to the camera) The main news again, the government has announced that we're pretty much fucked so I, for one, am going the fuck home. Sharon?"