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Anything Goes

Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) (1887-1965)

PEN AND INK
2 X 3 1/4 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH, 18 MAY 1960, PAGE 673

AMERICANS ADMITTING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT 'LYING AND CHEATING' BY THE RUSSIANS, WITNESSES 'SCARED TO TELL THE TRUTH' AND BEING HUSTLED OUT OF BRITAIN BY THE POLICE 'FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY', A VAST INCREASE IN CRIMINAL CASES IN THE COURTS... AND NOW MR MARPLES BOASTING THAT HIS TRAFFIC PINK ZONE IN LONDON LAST CHRISTMAS WAS 'THE GREATEST BLUFF EVER PERPETRATED'. OVERLOOKING THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT'S HEADY SUPERLATIVE, I WONDER WHAT WILL BE THE NEXT MANIFESTATION OF THE SHOCKING DECLINE IN NATIONAL INTEGRITY. MR AMORY ADMITTING GLEEFULLY THAT HIS LAST BIG CREDIT SQUEEZE WAS PURE SADISM? MR SANDYS ADMITTING THAT THE RUSSIANS HAVE HAD ROCKET BASES IN NORFOLK SINCE 1949? MR MACMILLAN STATING THAT WHAT HE REALLY MEANT WAS THAT WE HAVE 'NEVER HAD IT SO BAD'? NOTHING WOULD SURPRISE ME. MEANWHILE I AM THINKING OF SUING MR MARPLES FOR TOWING AWAY MY CAR ON CHRISTMAS EVE WITHOUT 'REAL ENFORCEMENT POWER'. I AM NOT BLUFFING


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£450

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