Reposting a comment by “The Bard” with apologies to Shakespeare!
“Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.
Give me the map there. Know that we have divided
Our kingdom divers ways: and ’tis our fast intent
To shake all cares and business from our age;
Conferring them on LEPs, they so enriched,
While we, unburthen’d crawl toward electoral death.
………………….Tell me, my Councillors,–
Since now we will divest us both of rule,
Interest of territory, cares of state,–
Which of you shall we say doth owe us most?
That we our largest bounty may extend
Where nature doth with merit challenge. Greg Clark,
Our business secretary, speak first.
King Lear: Act 1, Scene 1 (updated a tad)