What it says on the card…
I like very much the idea that the Chinese are to be invited to put a few bob into Europe’s hat in order to solve the ‘Eurozone’ crisis, and have an image of what the meeting where they decide whether or not to chip in might be like.
One of the members of the commitee stands up and says, (in Chinese, obviously),
“Lads, I’ve been looking at my party card.”
The other members of the commitee get theirs out and look.
“You know the bit where it says Communist Party?”
The commitee members nod.
‘Well, I’ve looked it up on the interweb. Apparently, we were started up by people who followed this bloke called Karl Marx?’
The commitee members shrug.
‘And, er, well, apparently he was out to destroy capitalism.’
The commitee members look surprised.
‘So, I guess, strictly speaking, we should vote against propping it up?’
One of the other members chips in.
“Or, we could change the name of the party?”
But the commitee feel that that would cause a lot of bother and expense, as they’d have to reprint all the cards. So, albeit reluctantly, they vote