The Profiteer’s Song

I found a deliciously vicious but apposite take on The Engineer’s Song on the comments to one post on Guido Fawkes’ blog a propos the continuing loans for peerage scandal. Congratulations to Nick Drew for making his point so well, and for managing to do so without the Anglo-Saxon vocabulary I recall in the original song from my undergraduate days as an engineering student.

nick drew said…

All jump into the big bath together, champagne in hand, and sing lustily…

The Profiteer’s Song

A profiteer told me before he died ahum, ahum
A profiteer told me before he died
And I’ve no reason to believe he lied ahum

He knew a Party with debt so vast ahum
He knew a Party with debt so vast
They needed cash, and they needed it fast ahum

So they hatched a nice little deal ahum
So they hatched a nice little deal
A seat in the Lords for just one mill ahum

“City Academy? Step right in!” ahum
“City Academy? Step right in!”
And the whole bloody issue was covered in spin ahum

In went the skulking profiteers ahum
In went the skulking profiteers
Out came the newly-minted peers ahum

The House of Lords they filled with jerks ahum
The House of Lords they filled with jerks
And M*****l L**y ran the works ahum

Up and up went the level of sleaze ahum
Up and up went the level of sleaze
On and on came the flow of fees ahum

Then at last the nation cried ahum
Then at last the nation cried
“Enough, enough, we’re horrified!” ahum

So they ordered PC Yates ahum
So they ordered PC Yates
To round up all the reprobates ahum

Spin poured forth from Downing Street ahum
Spin poured forth from Downing Street
“A joke’s a joke – get back to your beat” ahum

Now we come to the magic bit ahum
Now we come to the magic bit
There is no way of stopping it! ahum

Yates ploughs on with his campaign ahum
Yates ploughs on with his campaign
And the whole bloody nation buys champagne ahum

12:27 PM

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