Poems of the Week

A Plague On Both Their Houses

by Jerome Betts

(The secretary general of the United Kingdom
Independence Party (UKIP*) compared it to
the Black Death after its vote collapsed in the
English council elections held on May 3, 2018. )

The analogy’s crude, but quite just.
Though UKIP has bitten the dust
Its toxin remains
And infects Tory brains
So they think leaving Europe’s a must.

*Pronounced “YOU-kip.”