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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Power to the People by Jim Burns

And the people voted in a new government,
but it wasn’t much different from the old one,
so nothing really happened,
except that down in the City something stirred,
and in Whitehall the mandarins
held more meetings, and thought of ways
to keep things as they were.
The poor were still poor,
and the rich were still rich,
the police still did what they had to do,
and the bureaucrats as little as possible,
while businessmen moved their money abroad,
and jobs continued to disappear,
until a few years later there was an election,
and the people voted in a new government.