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“However, lest 100,000 rabid trots get it into their heads that we’re somehow going to stand idly by and let the revolution kick off with a chirpy ‘Mind how you go now, sir’, perhaps I ought to point out that our Tactical Development Unit, DCI Strangelove, has devised a top-secret new tactic – codenamed ‘Boiling’ – which they’re not going to like any better,” he smiled grimly.
When asked for details of the mystery tactic, the commissioner repeatedly replied with an enigmatic, “No comment.” After several minutes, however, he finally dropped a hint to reporters, pointing out the one important question that really mattered.
“Will it hurt?” he said. “Yes, a lot. Now bugger off, before I detain you all for unlawful assembly.”