Crooked McNicol and the Corrupt Compliance Unit Suspends Kevin Higgins for a Poem!
what did she get, the girlfriend,
the student union meeting
which he rose to his feet
realised he could speak?
that meeting she got
Snickers bar he forgot to eat
busy was he watching them listen;
that speech, unabridged,
other night for thirty five years.
what did she get, his new wife,
the time he first used a party
microphone to agree with both sides?
okay with the Moslems/Mexicans/Gypsies being here,
those who want them kept over there.
that microphone she took away their
to dine with the Deputy Mayor
his not new wife.
what did she get, his no longer new wife,
at the second attempt,
won that seat on the City Council?
his election she got to drink Pinot Noir
go swimming in their private club
the no-so-new wives
those who got the contracts
make the paving stones and install
pay-and-display ticket machines
his years as Chairman
the relevant committee.
what did she get, his well-maintained wife,
night he was elected to the big shiny
From that night she took away
architect to re-design their new three storey pad
the priciest possible part of the capital,
an article about herself
the Daily Express lifestyle pages.
what did she get, the no longer new MP’s
longer new wife, the morning
made him Minister?
morning she got to go horse riding
the Leader of the House of Lords’
(or fifth) wife.
what did she get, the no longer new
Minister’s wife, the night the landslide
him Prime Minister? That night
got to hold to her breast
to break foie gras
the Sultan of Brunei, the President of China;
the chance to write husband’s speech
the crackdown on beggars
accost hard working
who stop to ask for directions
route to the nearest funeral parlour.
what did she get, the ex-Prime Minister’s
longer new wife, from all the depleted uranium shells
had dropped during the Battle of Basra, all the soldiers
sent to meet improvised explosive
in far Mesopotamia in the hope
getting rid of something bigger
the beggars and prostitutes
Kings Cross. For these she got
him on trial for all their crimes,
the desire to never again
out the front window of their fine
the tree from which, it’s said,
used to once string
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.
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.
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
had other ideas and a letter has been circulating with these malcontents names
pleasant New Year.
|Kevin campaigning with Stephen Morgan MP who gained the Portsmouth South seat for Labour in the June election|
whom it may concern,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ming Flanagan MEP
background to this case see here.
3/1/2018 the above letter has been published in today’s
issue of The
Morning Star newspaper and there is also an
the case which you can read here.
4/1/2018 article about the case in this week’s Galway
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!”