Government convinces public that underfunded NHS is now a charity

Voters have generously stepped up and funded public services themselves.

Ordinary people in the the UK have reacted to the government’s bewildered response to the coronavirus crisis by stumping up the cash to pay for essential services themselves.

“You can’t rely on those chumps to do it”, said Bernard McSwain, 63, from Norwich. “Even though they’re a government with access to near-endless borrowing and I’m living on a modest pension, I dread to think what would happen without mine and four-million other people’s £10 donations.”

In a statement, the government explained “we have alway been firm on the irrefutable fact that public services are beastly little things that we’d rather not have to think about”.