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WAWIBF... Naked Civil Servants

16 June 2006

From the various accounts of how bad things became at the Rural Payment Agency office in Newcastle recently, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the end of the world is clearly well nigh. Not since the subhuman madness of the Katrina Superdome have we seen scenes so reminiscent of Sodom and Gomorrah. Could it be that the chore and trauma of managing farmers' subsidies is actually comparable with losing everything except your own now empty life in a bloody great hurricane? Can it really be that distressing? It would seem so. Civil servants are human beings after all. So when they go over to the dark side, as the staff of the RPA most certainly have, there has to be a reason. Something has provoked them. Human beings do not, of their own accord, leave small cups of vomit in cupboards, leap naked from filing cabinets and film themselves breakdancing and cock-jousting. Not unless the things they are forced to do to survive are so hideous, so odious, that brain-warping occurs. Such is the government's farm subsidies system. So far one member of staff has been fired and the rest have been out on the town vomiting into cups to celebrate their notoriety. Meanwhile British farmers just stand around shaking their heads, dying.

They should take up arms. Take up arms and march on that RPA office in Newcastle. Give those perverts something to vomit about.



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