Miscellany: Poetic licence
A recent poll of Independent On Sunday readers indicated that if the monarchy were dissolved Tony Benn would be favourite choice for President. Jarvis Cocker came second with The Queen near the bottom of the list points above Mrs Thatcher.
Wednesday 27 March 1996
(With apologies to AA Milne)
They're changing locks at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin went round with Alice
All the Queen's horses and all of her men
Found they belonged to themselves once again
They're opening gates at Buckingham Palace
While Christopher cruises around with Alice
He takes a swig from a bottle of beer
Saying, "Yo. It's totally excellent here."
They're housing the homeless at Windsor Castle
As part of the New Republican parcel
And all who assist with the moving of Liz
Will later be sorted for teas and fizz
With hustings located at Kensington Palace
Christopher Robin is voting with Alice
Not as peculiar as it once seemed
"Jarvis for Prezza," the newspapers screamed
They're chilling out at Buckingham Palace
Christopher Robin, The Prezza and Alice
Occasional calls for the Windsor clan
Are greeted with, "Sorry. They moved out maan"
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