In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

The Ravening Mr Toad


This stanza was written on the morning of the day in September 2019 on which the UK parliament was shut down for several crucial weeks, at the behest of Mr Johnson and his streamlined cohorts. Johnson’s excuse for abusing the constitution in this fashion was yet another of his lazily blatant lies, into which – in this case – he dragged the nation’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth. In doing so, he took Great Britain yet closer to the wire and far beyond disgrace. It was the act of a hoodlum, on behalf of hoodlums.