Saturday, December 31, 2016

OCH AYE THE NOO, IT’S HOGMANAY!

OCH AYE THE NOO, IT’S HOGMANAY!
(Or words to that effect!)

With Hogmanay now on its way,
One thing should not be missed;
The sight of Scotchmen spending Groats,
On getting Brahms and Liszt!

Miss Sturgeon will, in the New Year,
Find matters reach the boil;
As Scottish fiscal plans fizz out,
Along with North Sea oil!

Okay, so Murray’s won the prize,
Of ‘Sportsman of the Year’;
But Sturgeon will find other ‘perks’,
Will be a tad too dear. (1)

The ‘Independence’ myth may sag;
When Scots folk sober up;
And ‘feel-good’ factors dissipate,
On being sold a pup.

We get the leaders we deserve,
We get the papers too;
Both are adept at telling lies,
And spouting what’s not true.

The canny Scots need lots more guile,
To see through all the  fibs;
And Sturgeon is an oily fish, (2)
So watch out for ‘Her Nibs’!

(1) Scotland will be forced to scrap perks such as free
university education or "significantly" raise taxes if it
breaks away from the rest of the UK because it has
overestimated its North Sea oil revenues, according
to new research recently carried out. Daily Telegraph.

(2) According to Wikipedia, “Most sturgeons are 

© Richard Layton

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