UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Trawlers are active over your accounts,
They search for evidence to throw you out.
The party is under new management.
Those meetings on Zoom that you attended
All of them will have to be defended.
The party is under new management.
Those votes that you made to change policy
Consigned to dustbin of history.
The party is under new management.
Were you once in a room with Mr Corbyn?
Did you discuss human rights in Gaza?
You don’t have the right to investigate
Alternate positions, nor to conflate.
The party is under new management.
Everything now has become crystal clear,
You can’t contradict the word of Sir Keir.
The party is under new management.
If you feel upset no need to worry,
We’ll point you towards the Samaritans.
The party is under new management.
Gone are those days when your voice could be heard,
They’re checking you out, every single word.
The party is under new management.
They’ve replaced all thoughts of democracy,
Welcome to New Labour autocracy.
The party is under new management.

Harry Rogers, In the Red Bedroom, 21st August 2021.