"So what's going on? Here's my theory. David Cameron, Nick Clegg and friends have tapped into some strain of sadism in the national psyche that enjoys talking about pain, as long as it's someone else's. The fuzzy optimism is the assumption that other people will now take the hit, some other group, who somehow deserve what's coming to them."
So says Jackie Ashley, the Official Wife of Mr Andrew Marr, former fluffer pursuivanmt to Prime Minister Snot.
See Ishmael's previous. S & M Britain for Mrs Marr's inspiration.