I listened avidly to George Osborne's autumn statement today, waiting for satirical inspiration to strike. Without much success.
The closest I got was when I thought he said he'd invest heavily in road signs, but that turned out to be 'roads and science' filtered through my slightly cloth ears. At least that gave me a bit of a mental picture to work with, but the resulting cartoon is a fairly weak effort really.
My worst moment, though, was when John McDonnell responded by firstly bemoaning that Osborne hadn't cleared the deficit fast enough (to understandably delighted Tory whoops of 'It's YOUR deficit!') and then muddling through a rather inconsequential quote from Chairman Mao.
You can't make stuff like that up. What future for satire when real politicians are that hopeless?