Prudence today found herself - very reluctantly - at a festival of self-congratulation for the mining industry.
It was run by two extremely right-wing organisations (natch) both of whom claim to be apolitical.
The most notable quote came from one of the chairmen, and it made Prudence's blood boil.
"Perhaps having a two-speed economy is not a bad thing."
This from someone whose income is a long way into six figures, and who clearly has no idea what it's like to live on the minimum wage.
Prudence hopes karma will take care of him.