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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 © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/30/2019 1:16:00 PM
Your consistency makes your already wonderful craft majestic. Yet another lovely piece. This is really great..
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 1:26:00 PM
Thank you very much Funom, you’re too kind! :-)
Date: 7/24/2019 1:43:00 PM
Nina, sounds just like Washington to me. It can always be worse but i prefer it to get better. Ha Have a great day. Tom
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/24/2019 2:24:00 PM
We have a massive overgrown baby for a PM and the opposition leader’s a Marxist. But yes, it actually could be worse, at least we do have democracy - if not the decent leaders to choose from! Thank you Tom!
Date: 7/21/2019 10:02:00 PM
Somehow, it could be worse: Think North Korea, Iran, Egypt, and so many other countries where so many zillions are so hopeless. At least you have a choice, bad as it may be. ~ Pollyanna
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/22/2019 12:59:00 AM
Yes you are right about those other countries OF COURSE. But we don’t actually have a choice in this - because Theresa May stepped down, only 160,000 members of the Conservative party are choosing our next PM for us. And then if we don’t like whoever wins, at the next general election we get to choose between him and the rather sinister (excuse the pun) Marxist who runs the opposition!!
Date: 7/21/2019 1:35:00 AM
Welcome to, a sad state of world affairs.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/21/2019 7:49:00 AM
Er... thanks! Sigh. Thanks DM :-)
Date: 7/20/2019 5:27:00 PM
Sadly, "Old Boys" never grow up! Nice one, Nina! Aloha! Rico
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/21/2019 7:49:00 AM
No they don’t - it’s all games and two fingers up to the rest of us! Thank you Rico :-)
Date: 7/20/2019 4:36:00 PM
god help us whoever is in power Nina! Makes me so glad we aren't in the UK but of course any decisions they make impact onto us:-( hugs Jan xx
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/20/2019 4:41:00 PM
Yep, I imagine it’s a bit like having to abide by EU rules without actually being in the EU... oh hang on...! Hugs back x