UK election reflection - An ode to uncertainty
It's been a difficult time in the UK since the General Election
Whilst attention remains firmly on the awful events of the Grenfell Tower fire, and our thoughts go out to all who have suffered and continue to do so, I'd like to offer this little bit of light relief for your week-end reading.
As per my BOE post yesterday I was playing in a charity golf day on Thursday and after a very indifferent round I was chatting to one of my playing partners, Jeff Spencer (70+ years of age and a veteran of the energy industry at very high level ) over a very welcome cold beer or two.
We talked UK economy, BOE, Brexit et al and Jeff then produced this delightful poem that he has kindly allowed me to share with you.
Theresa called the election and people asked why
When to increase her majority turned out to be pie in the sky
Jeremy won although in reality he lost
And Theresa won but at what cost ?
Her party unhappy and filled with far less than glee
Even after she had formed an alliance with the DUP
So Theresa's still in but could very soon be out
Which comes as no surprise because that's what politics is about
Conservatives now ponder while the Labour party sings
And Boris sits plotting while he waits in the wings
Jeremy's promises of free child care and more
increased his popularity and he gained votes galore
And those who spoke out that he'd leave Labour routed
Are now saying even louder that he was never ever doubted.
The Queens Speech to come with its proposed legislation
Might just squeeze through although there's much speculation
Theresa will need friends more than ever before
Otherwise from Number 10 she'll be out of that door
So Brexit negotiations will now start as planned
With the worry that from the Single Market we could be banned
Why did we vote Out? - many are asking the same
Was it all just part of a political game?
So the moral of the story from the Referendum and Election
Is that gambling is not good for the nation's protection
And that politicians are human, and not always bright
Because the only time they're truly expert is when it comes to hindsight.
Jeff Spencer June 2017
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