Propriety or self-interest? Now there’s
A knotty dialectic for all those
Squatting on government benches. Who knows
The resolution or heartfelt despair
Of backbenchers, who are all too aware
That their leader’s perfidy clearly shows,
As public cynicism grows and grows.
Even knowing what is right, who will dare
Rebel with no guarantee such a vote
Won’t be unseating. Should the leader fall,
Why then another one will be arranged,
Prestige and privilege are readily sought.
There will always be someone to install
And then, after all, nothing will have changed.