Readers from countries other than Great Britain may wish to note that this satirical verse is about the current British Foreign Secretary, who is an ardent Brexiteer (a person who is in favour of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union).
I am a one-nation Tory
Who cares not a jot for glory,
Am your quintessential Brit
Appreciated for my wit
And a slightly raffish look;
I know how to write a book
And draw lots of nice red lines,
Am a connoisseur of wines,
And I never, ever never tire
When suspended from zip wire.
When our greatness is at stake,
I will (always) have my cake
And will eat it – hence my girth
(Please contain unseemly mirth);
Round the world I widely roam
(Though, sometimes, without a comb),
And I think you ought to ditch
Your displeasure with the rich;
In a nutshell, that is that;
Let me tell you where we’re at.
(I mean our negotiation
Re the freedom of our nation.)
I’d had not a drop of Marnier*,
When I told this old chap Barnier
He could go and jolly whistle;
Fair enough: he didn’t bristle
But came out with poppycock
About loudly ticking clock;
We are not, so as you know,
Giving Barnier any dough;
Of this there can be no doubt:
After all, we’re getting out,
So you can now go and chill;
What? We’re paying 20 bill.???
Nah, not on your blinking nelly!
(I’ll repeat this on the telly),
Not if I can … wait a sec,
PM’s waving a fat cheque …
It says 40 – but that’s double!!!
Grrrr, we really are in trouble:
That’s the dosh, I acquiesce,
Promised to the NHS;
Payout wasn’t in our plan –
Things are going down the pan;
But fear not (I’m being frank):
With a tiger in my tank,
I will cut us such a deal
That you’ll think it is a steal;
I’ll outshine the other stars
And put Elvis – yep – on Mars**!
**An expression Boris Johnson used to describe the likelihood of his becoming Prime Minister