What does "Under the last lot. Under the new lot" mean in this passage:
Paul: Have you ever seen me cry? Do I look like a man who cries? Has there ever been a day … ? Christ, we’ve known each other for fucking generations. Under the last lot. Under the new lot. We’ve been together for so fucking long. And have I ever been a crying man?
It's from a play called "The Cut" by Mark Ravenhill.