Re: As it was in the beginning...
I think it may have been Bird & Fortune, although it could have been someone else, who did a sketch where a government minister was being interviewed by a journalist. Some foreign country was looking a bit dodgy, and the interviewer was grilling the minister as to what this government was going to do about it.
"Well, we've performed a thorough analysis of <whatever the country was> and found them to be above board, not so need for any action from us."
"And just how thorough was this analysis?"
"Oh, we looked at copies of all of the invoices"