Evidently change happens in the background:
Getting married Septmber 3rd.
Applying for MA anywhere.
Moving house to wherever anywhere ends up being.
Would like to meet affordable future.
Most people I work with = six years no pay rise.
Submitted a petition to UK government titled "Privatise the royal family".
Rejected on grounds it was a joke.
I failed to mention I wasn't joking.
So what could they do.
Their hands were tied.
When someone says their hands were tied they mean they didn't want to voice an alternative for fear it might affect their status.
You hear it a lot in the Civil Service.
I thank you for reading.
I hope to re-emerge soon with something gobby and less comprehensible.