|PM David Cameron was last spotted eating |
a Cornish pasty two years ago.
I'll explain briefly for my non-UK readers.
First, Chancellor George Osborne cut the top rate of tax for the very, very wealthy. Since he himself, the prime minister and a lot of their friends fall into this bracket, it didn't look too good, while the rest of the country is experiencing "austerity measures".
Another result of the budget was a tax on hot take-away food. This rapidly turned into "pastygate" and resulted in the ridiculous spectacle of a load of politicians competing to see who could eat the most plebeian food. Sausage rolls or Cornish pasties (geddit).