The Corpse with the Red Rosette is based on a real story,the account of which follows at the end of the poem.
I hear your voting for the corpse with the Red Rosette
Your party’s deid now, but they don’t know it yet
When avarice,greed and gluttony takes the workin man
Then when they make Lords we can ill afford, we will never understand
When Labour means not labouring for the likes of you and me
When they shed their cause and dropped their drawers a monkeys arse you see
Now I would just as soon hear a big baboon than listen to their chatter
But when you’ve heard their words that are quite absurd,you know that they don’t even matter
They speak words which they all learned on their mammy’s knee
Words of justice, peace and truth, and the end of ill health and poverty
But they feel justified to sell war and lie, while they feather their own nest
and any grace or favour they now give is upon their own behest
Of Old Scotlands shores they want to know no more, they are only after power
To pack their bags and leave, while they deceive where Big Ben strikes the hour.
Keir Hardies ghost is birlin in his grave and MacLeans would tan their arse
Champagne Socialists every one,and Home Rule is their farce
The Corpse with the Red Rosette refers to a conversation I had yesterday with a former candidate for local elections, and also alluding to the extents Labour will go to for personal gain.
In order to pass their budget yesterday in Glasgow City Council, they were reported by the BBC to be wheeling in councillors from their sick beds by taxi during a recess, to vote for them. They were accused of attempting to bully by blackmail a disaffected lady councillor by suggesting her disabled son might lose his trainee place.
Power corrupts, and Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Here is my conversation with the former candidate in the West of Scotland, who told me the story of the Corpse with the Red Rosette.
“I remember one Labour candidate who was in hospital suffering from heart problems and ended up dying before polling day at the local elections and because there was only the liberals and me a Nationalist standing they did not pull their candidate out and as a result there was a by-election this is the kind of deceit we can expect from Labour”
Whit?? They had folks voting for a dead candidate? That beats folks voting for a monkey with a red rosette, the actually voted for a corpse with a red rosette?
“yeah sick was that,he was rushed into hospital days after the campaign started I came in second then push to forth position in the by-election and Labour won the seat again!This is a true story no bullshit here!”
Honestly, I thought I had heard everything, it seems I still have a lot to learn!
A corpse with a Red Rosette from the party of the Living Dead.