If you delete all the speeches and programmes where you promised a better, fairer country from your archives and attempt to prevent anyone from accessing them without somebody noticing and asking why, the people serving you dinner are not going to pretend they can't hear your lies.
As an eighteen year old dies trying to flee a ticket inspector in Athens, police in Britain boast of apprehending a mother shoplifting to feed her two children. All across Europe, people are struggling to survive.
Ben Bernanke, Mervyn King, Larry Summers, Olivier Blanchard and Axel A. Weber talk at the LSE about the lessons of the crash.
. . . and the Jeremy Hunt coconut shy went down a storm.
"The choice between Tory and Labour cuts is no choice at all," says the union leader, who wants to challenge the "austerity consensus".
Either way one of our sacred cows has to be slain.
The country's 8,000 miners are determined to stop their jobs and communities disappearing.
A new poll by YouGov contains some pretty bad news for the austerity junkies.