Made me laugh:
"Me: “Hello, V. intelligent person. What do you think of Tory economic proposal X/Response to Y, eh?
Respected Thinker on Economics: “It’s really stupid.”
Me: “Aww, you’re just saying that to make me happy.”
RTE: “No, it really is dumb/populist/unworkable/a disaster in the making/imbecility of the most terrifying level”
Me: Yeah, they’re 17 points ahead in the polls, tho. Scary eh?
RTE: “No biggie.”
Me: “Eh? WTFBBQ?”
RTE: “Well, they don’t really mean it. I mean, they’re not that dumb. This is all just pre election waffle. They won’t try and implement anything like this when in power”"