Remember Labour? You know who I mean - govt types, a few years back now. Everyone hated them because they were always deciding you weren't behaving how they'd like you to, and thinking up ways to punish you for it. We gave 'em the boot in the end, because we'd had enough of them treating us like poorly-behaved children in need of SuperNanny. Yeah, that was them. Wankers.
Remember how fucked up they were? They'd pull shit like increasing the taxes on smoking and drinking, despite existing taxes already covering the negative effects of those activities, just because you're smoking and drinking more than they'd like you to. Or they'd try and restrict the supply of tobacco and alcohol, and the advertising of it, because you obviously can't be trusted with it like they can. Never bothered trying to enforce the laws we already had to prevent people misbehaving, just thought up new ones to add to the pile.
Fuck it's a good thing we got rid of those guys, eh?
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