AUDEN’S classic polemical poem seems uncannily prescient in the light of recent events.
It was famously altered for use in Four Wedding and a Funeral but appears below in its original form.
Funeral For A Blue
Shut up Big Ben, cut off your leftwing groans
Prevent protestors coming, arrest them at home
Silence the pop charts and with Cameron
Bring the hearse you paid for, you know, that one
Let backbenchers circle and sadly shake their head
Scribbling in The Mail the column She Is Dead
Make shit jokes round Westminster bars and private clubs
Let armed policeman scare off those who will not sob
She shafted the North, the South survived the test
A working week was quite rare at best
A loon, a nutbag, a hawk, so long
I thought Thatcherism was forever: Im not wrong
The poor are not wanted now; put down every one
Theyre all on the fiddle, or so says The Sun
Paw away on Twitter and rally the good;
You can whinge all you want, it wont do any good.