The UK Tory Party Conference is taking place in Manchester, as I write this. In the little poem above, written this morning after a very rainy night, I am thinking of various misleading and dishonest pronouncements made by Prime Minister Johnson in and around the conference. Perhaps the one that struck me hardest, was his statement delivered to the respected interviewer Andrew Marr, on television at the week-end, that UK wages have gone up. Mr Marr challenged Mr Johnson on that score and gave the true picture, which is that they have gone down. Mr Johnson repeated his lie, this time a bit louder.
(It’s the Narrative, stupid. Why bovver with Reality ?).