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Hancock's Half Hour - No. 56

"THE EAST CHEAM CENTENARY"

COUNCILLOR HANCOCK OMITS TO DECLARE AN INTEREST

HANCOCK:
Do up the houses in the borough!
FELLOW COUNCILLOR:
You always suggest that because your house is the only one that needs doing up!
HANCOCK:
What are you inferring? Mr. Mayor, I refuse to sit here and be insulted by this, this, tradesman here! If it wasn't for your age, sir, I should offer you outside in the alleyway .....

HANCOCK ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

HANCOCK:
Local Government is the backbone of democracy, the cornerstone of freedom. Surely one can criticise one's fellow members without some ruffian threatening to duff one up?

HANCOCK SUPPORTS A COMMITTEE PROPOSAL

MAYOR:
I was going to suggest a souvenir edition of the East Cheam Gazette.
HANCOCK:
I'm speechless! He's taken my breath away! I'm overcome with the sheer magnitude of it! This'll set the whole world buzzing with complete disinterest .....