Suspended by Labour for writing a satirical poem about Tony and Cherie Blair

Suspended by Labour for writing a satirical poem about Tony and Cherie Blair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crooked McNicol and the Corrupt Compliance Unit Suspends Kevin Higgins for a Poem!

Kevin Higgins

Here is the Seditious Poem about the Blairs

What
Did The Politician Get His Wife?
after Bertolt
Brecht
And
what did she get, the girlfriend,
from
the student union meeting
at
which he rose to his feet
and
realised he could speak?
From
that meeting she got
the
Snickers bar he forgot to eat
so
busy was he watching them listen;
and
that speech, unabridged,
every
other night for thirty five years.
And
what did she get, his new wife,
from
the time he first used a party
conference
microphone to agree with both sides?
Those
okay with the Moslems/Mexicans/Gypsies being here,
and
those who want them kept over there.
From
that microphone she took away their
invitation
to dine with the Deputy Mayor
and
his not new wife.
And
what did she get, his no longer new wife,
when,
at the second attempt,
he
won that seat on the City Council?
From
his election she got to drink Pinot Noir
and
go swimming in their private club
with
the no-so-new wives
of
those who got the contracts
to
make the paving stones and install
the
pay-and-display ticket machines
during
his years as Chairman
of
the relevant committee.
And
what did she get, his well-maintained wife,
the
night he was elected to the big shiny
parliament?
From that night she took away
an
architect to re-design their new three storey pad
in
the priciest possible part of the capital,
and
an article about herself
in
the Daily Express lifestyle pages.
And
what did she get, the no longer new MP’s
no
longer new wife, the morning
they
made him Minister?
That
morning she got to go horse riding
with
the Leader of the House of Lords’
fourth
(or fifth) wife.
.
And
what did she get, the no longer new
Cabinet
Minister’s wife, the night the landslide
made
him Prime Minister? That night
she
got to hold to her breast
invitations
to break foie gras
with
the Sultan of Brunei, the President of China;
and
the chance to write husband’s speech
announcing
the crackdown on beggars
who
accost hard working
families
who stop to ask for directions
en
route to the nearest funeral parlour.
And
what did she get, the ex-Prime Minister’s
no
longer new wife, from all the depleted uranium shells
he
had dropped during the Battle of Basra, all the soldiers
he
sent to meet improvised explosive
devices
in far Mesopotamia in the hope
of
getting rid of something bigger
than
the beggars and prostitutes
at
Kings Cross. For these she got
white
night terrors
of
him on trial for all their crimes,
and
the desire to never again
look
out the front window of their fine
Connaught
Square house
at
the tree from which, it’s said,
they
used to once string
traitors.
KEVIN HIGGINS

There can be fewer things guaranteed to annoy Labour’s incompetent General
Secretary, Crooked McNicol, than poking fun at Tony & Cherie.  McNicol is not renowned for his sense of
humour and taking the p*** out of his hero is guaranteed to make him see red I mean blue. 

It’s bad enough that that Corbyn fellow got back in, despite Crooked’s
best endeavours.  To rub salt in the
wound by writing so-called humorous poems maligning St. Blair of Basra just has
to be a disciplinary offence.
Naturally when the overworked Compliance Unit got to work, it was felt
that there was no alternative but to suspend the irascible poet in case he wrote
any more such poems.  Writing poems
of this nature brings the Labour Party into disrepute and should be dealt with
severely. 
Unfortunately others poets and that kind of troublemaker seem to have
had other ideas and a letter has been circulating with these malcontents names
attached.
Naturally I deplore this kind of thing and I hope that Crooked has had a
pleasant New Year.
Tony Greenstein
Kevin campaigning with Stephen Morgan MP who gained the Portsmouth South seat for Labour in the June election 
30-12-2017
To
whom it may concern,
            On
June 27th 2016 poet Kevin Higgins was suspended from the
British Labour Party, of which he is an overseas member in the Labour International CLP
            Kevin’s
offence was, apparently, that he had written satirical poems about several of
Jeremy Corbyn’s then critics in the Parliamentary Labour Party. This occurred
at the start of the unsuccessful attempt to force Corbyn to resign as Leader in
the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.
            After
receiving what he describes as a “peculiar series of emails” from UK Labour HQ
in early 2017,  on March 15th last Kevin wrote to the
party’s Governance & Legal Unit informing them that he wished to make a
Subject Access Request under current UK Data Protection legislation. Under this
legislation the UK Labour Party are legally obliged to disclose to Kevin,
within forty days, all documents relating to him in their possession. Nine
months later they have yet to respond to Kevin’s request, putting them in clear
violation of their legal obligations.
           
 In
April UK Labour HQ invited Kevin to be interviewed by telephone about the
accusations against him, one of which was announcing on social media that he
had rewritten Bertolt Brecht’s poem ‘Ballad of the Soldier’s Wife’ and turned
it into a satire on Tony and Cherie Blair. Kevin’s interview was to take place
on Tuesday April 18th but was cancelled by UK Labour HQ when
Theresa May called a General Election that morning.
            Kevin
has heard nothing from the UK Labour Party since, though he continues to pay
his membership fee and campaigned for the party while on holiday in the UK
during the General Election campaign in May.
            We
think it absurd that someone can remain suspended from the UK Labour Party for
eighteen months for the supposed crime of writing satirical poems and call on
the party’s Legal and Government Unit to immediately clarify this situation.
Your
faithfully,
Ruth
Aylett 
Joe
Bilsborough
Pat
Byrne
Matthew
Caley
Ailbhe
Darcy
Kate
Ennals
Martina
Evans
Luke
Ming Flanagan MEP
Neil
Fulwood
Frankie
Gaffney
Owen
Gallagher
Lisa
Goldman
David
Graeber
Chris
Guiton
Gillian
Hamill
Ian
Horn
Steve
Hudson
Mike
Jenkins
Darrell
Kavanagh
Paul
Laverty
Quincy
R. Lehr
Jessie
Lendennie
Dave
Lordan
Tricia
Neda McLaughlin
Terry
McMahon
Anne
McShane
Andy
Newman
Marcus
Nicholson 
Harry
Paterson
Steve
Pottinger
Mike
Quille
Penelope
Shuttle
Nick
Toms
Clare
Turner
Vivien
Walsh
Helen
Watson
Cathy
Wilson
Susan
Millar DuMars
For
background to this case see 
here.  

UPDATE
3/1/2018 
the above letter has been published in today’s
issue of The
Morning Star
 newspaper and there is also an
article
 about
the case which you can read here

UPDATE
4/1/2018 
article about the case in this week’s Galway
Advertiser
.  

UPDATE
5/1/2018
 I
am interviewed about the case on Broadsheet
on the Telly
. Apologies for bad sound quality on my link,
entirely my fault. I am. in some senses. a technological troglodyte. But, in
the words of Manuel, “I learn. I learn!”

 

 

 

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