In a display of workers solidarity the Governor of the Bank of England told the TUC Conference that they were right to be angry with the Banks over the Financial crisis.
However he also said that the working people of the country would still have to pay for the deficit.
'You can't penalise Banks too much' he advised 'we all make mistakes and where would we be without these people to make mistakes for us?'
'Better off!' shouted one delegate.
'No, brother' replied the Governor King 'we would be without our comrades making money for us all.'
The TUC was far from convinced but is was felt, being true democrats, there was good sense in talking to the Government and the Bank of England before going on the dole - or half dole as it was likely to be.
If the talking failed to get anywhere, then who could tell what might happen. But at least there would be enough policemen to sort it all out.
Meanwhile in the Cuts Ministry, swords were being sharpened. 'We shall never succeed if we do not slash the deficit' said a defiant Ossie Osborne 'everyone will get a fair crack of the whip.'
Ossie went on to his philosophy of life: 'Fairness is a concept that requires fairness. It means everyone is in the same boat - even if the top is rising further away from the bottom. It has to be done fairly - which is what we are pledged to do.'
'I suppose so' said a fair minded person scratching his head 'all right, that seems OK. Now I know where I stand' he continued kneeling with his head bowed.