“A RISE SIR STUART”?!
(The Queen’s annual allowance raised from
£31 m. to £36.1 m. as Crown Estate head,
Sir Stuart Hampson, reveals record profits.)
Our country’s bankrupt so let’s weep,
A crocodile-type tear;
That we could only give The Queen,
Five Million more this year!
The millions of unemployed,
Would certainly donate;
A Tenner from their Benefits,
To ease her parlous state.
The Bankers too, undoubtedly,
Would pay some extra tax;
Another five per cent would help,
Her live life to the max.
Meanwhile, her son, The Prince of Wales;
Who’s stuck in Queer Street too;
Wails daily to his Pansies that,
He hasn’t got a sou!
Perhaps the Food Banks, being flush,
Will send some 3-star nosh;
As being quite superfluous,
Their shelving is awash!
The Plebs could beat the bedroom tax,
By giving Royals a bed;
So that our betters have a place,
To lay their weary head.
It’s really shameful how we treat,
Our Royal kith and kin;
Reducing Liz to penury,
Because the state we’re in.
So let’s start a collection soon,
To ease her worried mind;
Sixteen Per Cent’s a lousy rise,
And really most unkind!
© Richard Layton