No surprises there then.
But what really gets up my nostrils is that, while he was coming up with his list of peasant-screwing measures, instead of using Treasury officials to do the job we pay them for, apparently Georgie Boy had them wasting time badgering the National Archive to let him use Gladstone’s old budget box, which has been put into retirement because it’s in such a poorly condition.
There are plenty of other similar boxes George could have used but oh no, he wanted the original one – presumably so he could put a nice photo up in the family drawing-room of him holding the box to show what a successful boy he is.
Come to think of it, getting his portrait painted is probably more George’s style. I hope the artist gives him lots of extra moles.