Poor Law, Rich Lawyers
Before the EU bulged in Brussels or the UN showed its flaws,
the greedy English lawyers made the greedy English laws –
reeling laws, reviling laws that strangle in the shires;
and, after, unfrocked bishops ran, with sex tapes and bad liars;
elitist laws, a-mazy laws, and such as we did dread
from times of yore when monarch’s whim might detach you from your head.
O what a tangled web they weave upon the internet –
Twitter jokes are not a hoax even when they pose no threat;
Libel tourism, want more-ism, extraordinary rendition-ism,
Simon Singh, Arab Spring, viewing “Truth” through power’s prism….
Yet – foundations built bone by bone on Clapham Omnibus man’s reason
May yet take us back to one law for all by way of greed-begotten treasons.