Brown\’s King Lear moment

Yesterday, the Queen announced that the next government will be forced, under a new Fiscal Responsibility Bill, to halve the budget deficit in four years.

We shall do such things, though we know not what they will be, that will be the terror of the world*

*No, you\’re right, I don\’t know the quote.

5 comments on “Brown\’s King Lear moment

  1. I will have such revenges on you both,
    That all the world shall–I will do such things,–
    What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be
    The terrors of the earth.

    act 2 Scene 4

  2. Alternatively,

    Hotspur: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

    Prince Hal: But will they come, when you do call for them?

    Henry IV Part I. A wise old bird, that Swan of Avon.

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