Inspired by Morten Morland's Cartoon in today's Times see above.
PM Gordon Brown looked out On the feast of Stephen But debt still lay round about Deep and harsh unbeaten Grimmly shone G. Brown that night For the cuts were cruel When his chanc'lor came in sight Failing to lift the mood
"Hither, Darling stand by me If thou know'st it, telling Yonder voter, who is he? And what his voting intention?" "Sire, he votes across the fence No party can count on. Last time he felt Iraq make sense Now he's not so certain."
"Raise the VAT with Auld Lang Syne He'll be too drunk to bother Thou and I will see him whine But not let finance whither." Darling's budget forth it went Forth it went together Through economy's wild lament And the bitter voter
"Sire, the mood is darker now The voters' mood is stranger Fails my heart, I know not how, We can go no longer." "Read the polling, my good page Cam'ron's doing badly Losing the odd percentage Tory lead less widely."
In his master's steps he trod With glasses rose tinted Everyone else thought it odd After what the pre-budget hinted Therefore, socialist men, be sure Wealth or rank possessing Ye who now will fleece the poor On election day be stressing