So who was going to pay for the Mallardium?

SO the government wants the cheap option, and they don’t want to pay.

I really must ask, Trev, Who was going to pay for your edifice the "Mallardium" on the waterfront? Just in case you forgot, the cost for that was going to be over a "billy".

This stinks like a 3 day rotten fish and smacks of petulant, churlishness.