With many thanks to Political Scrapbook.
Forget the 1950s, for Tory councillor Michael Hytche Britain’s golden age was, errr, the 1850s. This was his contribution to Torbay Council Health Scrutiny Board, who had met to discuss the provision of “mental health and learning disability services” against a background of cuts:
“Since the workhouses have been closed down, what has been put in their place? As far as I can see, nothing has been.”
The retired councillor would presumably have enough time on his hands to read the briefing.