Mr. Angry has put aside his Harry Potter books (which he ‘borrowed’ from the local library) and started to read the novels of Charles Dickens.
This was because he read in his Sunday newspaper that the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest authors by sending colleagues selected works.
William Hague, foreign secretary, is to receive ‘The Uncommercial Traveller’, Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury, ‘Hard Times’, Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, ‘Oliver Twist.’
Had Chris Huhne not resigned as Secretary for Energy and Climate Change he might have received the omnibus edition of the TV Quiz Show ‘The Pryce is Right’.
The Prime Minister is to receive two Dickens novels: ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Hard Times’.
“I would have sent him ‘Chavs: the demonization of the working class’” announced Mr. Angry.
“‘Bout time these public school types understood what us working class have to go through to collect our handouts.”