The rich rabble gathered at the Tory conference in Manchester could barely contain their delight.
Tory Boys David Cameron and George Osborne had them salivating at the prospect of more cuts and job losses.
Plans to sell off what remains of council housing gave slum-to-let landlords a chance to talk up the good old days of Margaret Thatcher.
And Boris Johnson’s revival of “boot camps” for rioters got the whole crowd stamping their feet to the hard right beat.
But lurking in the background is the one thing that can ruin their party—the strikes coming on 30 November.
They all know that millions of workers taking action will turn Tory grins into grimaces.