The House of Lords
Lords Taylor and Truscott were suspended from the
House of Lords after offering to amend legislation for cash
1/ The House of Lords, the House of Lords,
Where Peers are into self-awards;
And cut a certain rakish dash,
Whilst thumbing envelopes for cash.
2/ Burke’s Peerage lists both sage and dunce,
But not the Lords receiving bunce;
Who wouldn’t want a life of ease,
Aspired to by the double-‘T’s’?
3/ Who wouldn’t want to be a toff,
And have one’s hooter in the trough;
To join their Lordships gravy train,
Whilst they campaign for private gain?
4/ Who wouldn’t want to be a ‘Gent’,
And be someone of high-descent,
If membership of such high rank
Meant lots of lolly in the bank?
5/ It only takes genetic nous
To join the noble Upper House;
And hob-nob with those honest nobs
Who legislate for their own jobs.
6/ These days they even like to brag
About the level of their ‘swag’;
And quote a cool ‘one-hundred grand’,
Which must, of course, be ‘cash in hand’!
7/ The thrill of wearing erminois
And all those “nice jobs for the boys”
Must make the Bankers seethe with rage
At the perks of a former age!
8/ The House of Lords, The House of Lords,
Where two have fallen on their swords;
Away! with unelected sin,
At least we vote The Commons in!
Richard Layton © 2009