They've bled us white, the bastards. They've taken everything we had, not just from us, from our fathers and from our fathers' fathers.
And from our fathers' fathers' fathers.
And from our fathers' fathers' fathers' fathers.
All right, Stan. Don't labour the point. And what have they ever given us in return
? (he pauses smugly)
Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That's true.
And the sanitation!
Oh yes ... sanitation, Reg, you remember what the city used to be like.
All right, I'll grant you that the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Romans have
And the roads ...
Well yes obviously
the roads ... the roads go without saying. But apart from the aqueduct, the sanitation and the roads ...
Another Masked Commando:
Other Masked Voices:
Medicine ... Education ... Health
Yes ... all right, fair enough ...
Commando Nearer The Front:
And the wine ...
Oh yes! True!
Yeah. That's something we'd really miss if the Romans left, Reg.
Masked Commando At Back:
it's safe to walk in the streets at night now.
Yes, they certainly know how to keep order ...
... let's face it, they're the only ones who could in a place like this. (more general murmurs of agreement)
All right ... all right ... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... what have
the Romans done for us
Reg: (very angry, he's not having a good meeting at all)
What!? Oh ... (scornfully)
Peace, yes ... shut up!
What has posterity ever done for me?
See also RightsInLifeOfBrian?
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