Short Shrift

We will not be elected,
It leaves a nasty niff -
We might well be rejected
If we legalise the spliff.

I'm very sorry, Tony,
So sad to disappoint -
I wish this war weren't phoney,
But the time is out of joint.

I promise you I'll hold my gob,
The better to succeed;
When Bill and Ben say Flobadob,
I won't be wailing Weed.

How could I be so dopey?
My copybook's all blot.
My tongue is scrubbed and soapy.
And I'm eating humble pot.



From Tony Blair reminds me of a budgie

Clare Short apologised to Tony Blair for having suggested in a TV interview that cannabis might be legalised. She accepted that this was not party policy, and promised to toe the line.