A Man of the People
Let’s find a new leader from Eton or Harrow
where tailcoats are long and perspectives are narrow,
a man of the masses from wood-panelled halls,
a silver-spooned voice for us all!
Let’s choose us a man from the port-swigging class
who grew up with peacocks parading their grass
then we’ll dance in the streets and declare Number Ten*
belongs to the people again!
20 July 2019
*Ten Downing Street, home of the British prime minister
The next prime minister will be announced next week. Both candidates are white, middle class, middle aged, straight men, educated at the most exclusive fee-paying schools, and at Oxford. One is a bare-faced liar and shameless populist, the other is intent on privatising our precious NHS. Can’t wait.
Copyright © Nina Parmenter | Year Posted 2019