The Marsham St Book of Festive Yuletide Carols – II


by David Moss

December 2008


Once in Jacqui’s much-surveilled city
Stood a lowly shadow minister.
And a Tory mole in her department
Sent him all her memoranda.
Normington called in the cops.
Damian Green spent nine hours in detention.

Nine hours wasn’t really all that penal,
Not when ninety days had been debated.
Then a meeting of Vaz’s committee
Heard from Sir Gus O’Donnell Himself:
“Jacqui Smith had no idea.
Ignorance in her job is essential.”

David Moss has spent six years campaigning against the Home Office's ID card scheme.