Poetry – Here’s to the end of austerity

Here’s to the end of austerity

Here’s to the end of austerity.

They say we’ve had enough.

We were all in it together

But only the poor have found it tough.

They took from the schools and the NHS

But gave to the captains of industry.

The executives all got their bonuses

But there was none left for you and me.

They’ve had enough of cutting

There’s nothing left to slash.

They’ve ravaged every service

And stolen all the cash.

Police and nurses join the teachers

All trying to get by

Under the yoke of austerity;

Under its blue Tory sky.

Austerity has decimated our country

And has brought no end of tears.

I’ll be glad to see the end of this dogma

But we have to wait three more years!

Opher 4.10.2018

I watched the Tory conference as they ripped each other apart. It was all about Brexit. You wouldn’t believe that the country was falling apart.

Mrs May’s big announcement was that austerity was coming to an end – except we’ll have to wait three years – until we get close to the next election.

Until then they’ll continue slashing school budgets, privatising the Health Service and putting the poor into low pay jobs.

We’ve got a debt to service!

But it’s OK – the wealthy deserve their tax cuts and we don’t want to block the tax avoidance schemes, do we?

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