Alf had agreed with The Boss about providing troughs for the snouts of movie moguls.
If we’ve got to pick winners, and then nourish the buggers with public funding, then let’s pick winners from a glamourous industry like movie-making.
The photo opportunities for The Boss and his team are apt to have much more appeal to voters when they are pictured with movie people than – for example – coal miners.
At least, that’s what Alf thought until he found the Grumbles weren’t on the invitation list for the premiere of The Hobbit.
He is now taking a more jaundiced view of things, and especially he is wondering why the Government doesn’t want to disclose information about their handouts and other help to The Hobbit makers.