This sketch describes perfectly our modern politicians, including Chancellors and Prime Ministers. A desire to appear clever, produce something from nothing and magic us all to the polling booths. The guys behind the scenes used to be The Civil Service Mandarins who are now, in all but name, the EU Commissioners' lackeys.
To continue the analogy we also have the clumsy, deteriorating evolving of the performance. As the aims and objects become ever greater, the quality goes down hill. Eventually the whole thing becomes farcical. In Tommy's case that is a deliberate and desirable conclusion. Not so our idiots in charge.
You watch again, if you have already done so. Then attach, in your mind, a policy or action by Government, to the objects produced. For example an empty basket, economic total lack of ideas, the big stick and so forth. Overriding the whole thing is that it's not magic but little more than sheer, deluded incompetence throughout the Western, mismanaged, decline. A poor effort of deception and deceit.
Mind you voters throughout The USA and Europe appear to be rebelling. The tame media claim so very erroneously that the feelings expressed are anti-austerity. What utter drivel. It's "anti" the stupid incompetence that got us where we are. The Pied Pipers of globalisation and one size fits all, socialist mating with the Devil of greed, that are the targets of ire.
Furthermore it is the recognition that those who got us here are not the ones to save us. The same is happening with shareholders at last demanding performance for reward. No, BBC, Reuters et al, you can stay the sycophants of this failed regime, people are stretching from a long sleep. Watch out when they become fully awake.
Since we are beyond weeping and wailing perhaps all we can do is laugh. It's little more than the Merkels deserve, which is why I often refer to the hunched up crone as a Merkin. All cover up and subterfuge, hiding the real, unpleasant nastiness behind.
"Shudders and stops smiling with the horror!"