Exhorting the others:
From Paul Johnson's "Modern Times
", about the Japanese during periods of scarcity in World War II:
Tojo, in his frustration, took to riding around the Tokyo markets on horseback, and in reply to the complaints of the fishermen that they had no petrol for their boats would shout, "Work harder, work harder!"
From the British Independent:
David Cameron set for tense meeting with business figures
David Cameron is meeting leading business figures today after ministers hit out at companies over their unwillingness to invest in the future.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond accused company bosses over the weekend of “whingeing” while Foreign Secretary William Hague said they should stop complaining on get on with the business of wealth creation.
The angry spat erupted after business groups criticised the Government's failure to include any measures to stimulate the stagnant economy in last week's speech.
It sets the scene for a potentially tense meeting when the Prime Minister sees members of his business advisory group today - including some of the most senior business figures in the country.
Mr Hague opened the assault, dismissing the complaints about the lack of a growth strategy with a blunt message that the only answer to Britain's economic woes was to “work hard”.
I'm sure Romney will be adopting this as a campaign slogan any day now. We're in an economic mess because the proles aren't working hard enough to make the rich even richer.
This is an episode of "Tales from the (De)Cameron," but it has no body and, alas, is not even bawdy.