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When the cut and thrust of politics is real

When the cut and paste apologies are fake

When facts matter less than what you feel

And truth and lies are given equal weight


When “I get it” and “I’ll fix it” are a sham

When extremists are emboldened by your act

When you genuinely couldn’t give a damn

And your policy does nothing but distract


When you use your privilege to tell a lie

When you prey upon the people’s hopes and fears

When a violent act is something that you buy

Or else incite by very public smears


When contrition is a barely fleeting phase

Before deceitful boasting rears its head once more

When history is written by the days

Each sentence worse than the one before


When you’re leading them without a destination

When you’re leaving them to fend for themselves

When self-confidence is your only salvation

It’s time to start to draft your farewells


When the authorities are knocking at your door

When your champions look the other way

When your last-ditch distraction is a war

Then accept that this big dog has had his day

politicsboris johnson

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kJ Walker

Sat 12th Feb 2022 09:33

First stanza.. brilliant.
Then you maintained the standard throughout.

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 11th Feb 2022 17:18

Great stuff, Steve. I really enjoyed this. Where are the men in grey suits when you need them? Hiding or grovelling, I suppose.

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Steve White

Fri 11th Feb 2022 06:54

Thanks Greg! And yes, the sooner, the better.

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Greg Freeman

Thu 10th Feb 2022 20:32

Nice work, Steve. 'In the name of God, go!' For the good of us all.

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