Poems of the Week

The Great Misleader

by Jerome Betts

“He misled the house on an issue of the greatest importance
to the House and to the public, and did so repeatedly…”
—From the Committee of Privileges Report on Boris Johnson

Well done the nine, the C. of P.,
Reporting on ex-PM, B.,
Who stands exposed for all to see.

At Number 10, once snug inside,
He partied while so many died,
Then in the Commons lied and lied.

And yet he’s free to joke and jog
And lap up plaudits from Rees-Mogg,
His brown-nosed, slime-tongued running dog.

The party’s broken, mend who can!
But still, though Sunak’s not the man,
One turd, for now, is down the pan.