Hello readers. I am Jill Richards, Murphy’s long-contented wife.
Murphy has asked me to explain his absence from his blog and reassure everyone that he will be continuing his fight for justice for taxes shortly.
Unfortunately, Murphy had an accident three months ago. In the middle of a conversation with our neighbour’s 15 year old son Timothy, he abruptly stepped into the road in front of a bus.
Timothy is considering taking Economics A Level and he has told me that he was simply discussing the Laffer effect with my dear Murphy. Apparently, Murphy had been patiently trying to explain that we don’t need to worry about the Laffer effect because it is unlikely to be measurable in any scenario, rather like the risk associated with crossing a road is unmeasurable.
It is still not clear whether Murphy was somehow trying to illustrate his point or if he was storming off in frustration at the boy’s neoliberal indoctrination, but he suddenly stepped into the road without looking and was instantly knocked down.
Norfolk Green buses have since written to me apologising that, unusually, the number 37 was running on time.
Murphy has remained in a coma until last Sunday when he regained consciousness. He will continue his stay in hospital under observation for the moment.
Whilst the other doctors are as yet unconvinced that he has not suffered serious brain damage, I can assure you that he is his normal self.
Dr Jill Richards