“Tony Blair yesterday became the first serving prime minister to be interviewed as part of a criminal investigation when Scotland Yard officers running the “cash for peerages” inquiry questioned him for two hours in Downing Street… They stressed they had not chosen the timing of the interview with Mr Blair, leaving No 10 open to the charge that its officials had hoped to dampen the explosive impact of Mr Blair’s interview in the cacophany of other events.” The Guardian, 15/12/06
We’re burying bad news in a shallow grave
because fortune favours the sly not the brave
so in today’s news you’ll be able to read
in quick succession and with undue speed
that two thousand post offices will be closed
and that the truth about Diana has been exposed.
Yes we’re burying bad news in a shallow grave
somewhere in Scotland in a far flung cave
and then we’re letting BAE off the hook.
In the public interest we won’t throw the book
as we need to sell armaments to the Saudis
or we’ll have no oil to power our Audis.
Oh, we’re burying bad news in a shallow grave
and hoping celebrities will misbehave
so that news of the PM’s police interview
won’t make the front page and thus won’t reach you
and only history will tell you how shocking it was
for a serving PM to be grilled by the fuzz.
Of course Tony’s innocent – there’s no precedent set
but we’ve got to protect the US president’s pet.
It’s interesting to note that a levee turned the tide
against Mr Blair and George W Rawhide.
Although we won’t let Lord Levy burst out of his banks;
we’ll just pack him off to prison with our gracious thanks.