Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Do you think anyone was pleased to see them?

A little more recycling today (with apologies to Thin Lizzy...)

Guess who just got back today?
Them wild-eyed Blairs that have been away;
Haven't changed, have much to say,
But man, I still think them cats are crazy!

They’ve been asking what’s going down
Asking where all the cameras could be found
Now the election's come around
Driving all the voters crazy.

The Blairs are back in town

You know Cherie that used to smile a lot?
Any sniff of a freebie and she’d be there takin' all you got
And then off for a break on some millionaire's yacht,
I mean she was schemin'.

And all that time Tony was about the place,
‘Cool Britannia’ and that smug grin on Tony’s face;
Man, he made politics a disgrace,
As they said - “Things can only get better”.

Spread the word around
Guess who’s back in town

Every night they'll be dressed to kill
Down at the Ivy or the Ritz grill,
The drink will flow and money will spill
And if the people want to bitch, just let them.

And the satirists in the corner blasting out the same old song;
The Blairs’ll ignore it, so hope it won't be long,
Won't be long till summer comes
And then the Blairs are gone again.


  1. I have nightmares about the mouth.

  2. Thank you, Julia *bows*. Thinking about it, perhaps you ought to be grateful to Tony Blair; I wonder how much of the material for your social commentary is a direct result of New Labour policies.

    JH, and we haven't even reached the cricket season yet...


  3. Basically, it was a reprise of the WI talk, except this time he ensured there would be no slow handclap. He was talking over the heads of the media and the labour Party and the country ("I've done British"), using the GE campaign to springboard his job app for globe-trotting superstatesman. Simply, as ever, utterly selfish and self-regarding.

  4. rem acu tetigisti, Sackerson.

    He used to remind me of that wonderful Jane Austen description, 'all affability and condescension'; now that he doesn't need the common electorate, we only get the condescension.

  5. One for you!


  6. Thanks, Julia - there's nothing like a bit of lurid alarmist speculation to brighten the day!


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