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I voted for Labour

My faith didn’t waver

But we fell out of favour

It came to pass.

We lost the election

On closer inspection

We lost the connection

With the working class.


It’s been a disaster

To Blyth from Doncaster

Across to Lancaster

But who is to blame?

We all failed to heed a

Warning that we’d a

Weak useless bleeder

Who’d bring us this shame.


But, No! We don’t buy that

We all love this guy that

Sold us the lie that

Promises win.

He’s still Saint Jezza

Our National Treasure

“He’s blameless” says the

Party’s daft spin.


“Blame it on Brexit”

“Blame it on Farage”

“Blame it on Kuenssberg”

“Blame it on the Boogie”


“Blame it on the turn-out”

“Blame it on the weather”

“”Blame it on our wish-list”

“Blame it on the Boogie”


“Blame it on the Lib Dems”

“Blame it on deserters”

“Don’t blame it on Jezza”

“Blame it on the Boogie”


“Blame it on the media”

“Blame it on Boris”

“Don’t blame it on Jezza”

“Blame it on the Boogie”


“Blame it on Nudder”

“Icky the Fire Bobby”

“Lord Lucan”

”Tony Blair”

”Volcanic Dust”

”The 10 o’clock Horses”

“Don’t blame it on Jezza”

“Blame it on the Boogie”




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M.C. Newberry

Mon 16th Dec 2019 11:30

I find the position of the SNP curious indeed. It seems that any part of the UK can use the word "Nationalist" in connection with politics
EXCEPT the English!

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John Coopey

Sun 15th Dec 2019 22:38

Brian, MC, and Po - Many thanks for your thoughts, fellas.
My own political standpoint was complicated. I feel closest to the Lib Dem’s (SNP if I lived in Scotland) but voted Labour. A tactical vote to try to oust the local Conservative MP.

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Sun 15th Dec 2019 19:23

Are you lot aware of how much we have come together over this one poem!

'God help us' is the cry of men who are lost.
Although I may not know where I am, I know I am not lost.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 15th Dec 2019 18:21

Topical and tuneful as ever.
"The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind" - and Corbyn's
Labour has lost its Momentum! All - Gone With The Wind" - while
Boris's Tories breeze in. Like Trump across the pond, it will be fascinating to watch how it goes and if they stay in tune with the
electorate's chosen theme....from northern "Family Favourites"!

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Brian Maryon

Sun 15th Dec 2019 12:03

Two thirds of the public decided they could not vote for one party and one man. We might be fuckwits but we're not completely daft.

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John Coopey

Sun 15th Dec 2019 10:21

Too right, Kev. I thought they’d get in with a majority of 15-20.
The pity is the membership as it’s now constituted will replace one unelectable numpty with another unelectable numpty.
“When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?”

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kJ Walker

Sun 15th Dec 2019 09:46

The Tories ran a fantastic campaign, and the result was inevitable, though I didn't forsee the scale of their victory.
They relied on the stupidity of the British public, and it worked out a treat.
Just think how big future margins may be once they start taking money out of education.
We're becoming a nation of fuckwits, and that's exactly what they want.

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John Coopey

Sun 15th Dec 2019 09:15

Not sure about a “poet’s rebellion”, Po. I once went to an evening of “Subversive Verse”. It was the most mainstream, conformist, left-wing tosh you’d come across in a long day’s march.
But a party? Now you’re talking. Will there be scones?

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Sun 15th Dec 2019 00:58

Come join the party.

Come one and all

Let's start a poets rebellion.

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John Coopey

Sat 14th Dec 2019 22:53

Go for it, Po. I’m not a great believer in platitudes.
You too, Don.

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Don Matthews

Sat 14th Dec 2019 22:00

Go Po.....

Political correctness
Let's knock it on the head
Ouch, you hurt me poet
Stiff shit PC I'm fed (up)

'E sounds a bit brutal Eff?.....

They breed 'em tough down there luv.....

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Sat 14th Dec 2019 21:46

John I am feeling more and more that the time for restraints and polite pleasantries are over.

Time to tell it how I see it, hopefully how it really is.

This coming year My poetic endeavour's will he more focused on those who let us down, lie to us, misguide us.

Not here perhaps, People aren't ready for my kind of frankness.

Enough of the love and light brigade

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John Coopey

Sat 14th Dec 2019 20:57

A little harsh, Po. But I entirely agree.

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Sat 14th Dec 2019 20:26

Blame the fuckwits who voted him in in the first place.

Because without them, he would/could not have shamed the Party.

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John Coopey

Sat 14th Dec 2019 19:34

You’ve got me there, Brian.
It seems the game’s up, Graham.
And thanks for the “Like”, Trevor.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 14th Dec 2019 18:41

Blame it on the Brexit

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Brian Maryon

Sat 14th Dec 2019 17:39

When are we likely to hear the first strains of "Oh Becky Long Bailey"

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