On Monday the Times diary spied George Osborne out with a few cronies for a birthday lunch in Shoreditch, east London.
Apparently there was a lot of birthday bants, including an overheard joke about what the working classes and aristocrats have in common - that they both live on estates and have gambling problems (ba-dum-tss.)
1. On Greece's financial troubles, via Jon Stewart:
Have you ever been just fed up, and you think, 'You know what? Enough with the rat race and chasing some materialistic dream. I'm just going to chuck it all and move to some fishing village. Drink ouzo and eat grilled lamb all day. Charm tourists with my lusty, full-of-life attitude while subsisting on a pensioner's stipend?'
Sounds nice, and it is. Now what would happen if an entire country had that idea... at the same time.
4. Buzzie Bavasi:
We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.
Straight outta St Pauls, crazy motherf--ker named Gideon
From the gang called Tories with Millions
When I'm called off, I got a Purdey
Squeeze the trigger, and pheasants all bloody
You too, boy, if ya fuck with me
The police are gonna hafta come and get me
Off yo ass, that's how I'm goin out
For the Labour motherf--kers that's showin out