Yesterday, today, tomorrow,
our leaders take it in turns
to blurt out the next change,
the next survey, the next research,
in the blame-game, name and shame,
angst, anxious, keep 'em worried way
that becomes a pantomime farce
ensuring we don't know elbow from arse.
We kid ourselves that we have a voice,
a choice determined by our precious votes,
and we are lured by campaigning sweet talkers,
by charmers who, in power, morph into scroats.