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exit poll

there's something rather pleasing
to watch the labour squeezing
and know people've cottoned on - at last

but there's something rather sad
which makes one feel quite bad
that there are those still clinging to the past

they perhaps have not abased themselves
with ATOS forms that demonise
or counted up the buttons and bus tickets

of blair's war upon the poor
of the which they cheered and ignored
until that beastly government was ejected

dog whistles blew in aga'd kitchens
to condemn continuation - to the tories disgrace -
of the policies the labour sheep pushed through at a pace

and now they bleat and whine and shout
that all is so unfair -  oh pity them who dare not think -
who think they think for us -

The Blue Book