A Dead Shirt

Who daz, wins. I will wear
a blair shirt, and put fresh cuffs
on the tide of asylum seekers.
Hanging is an excellent
detergent. I support the right
of the omosexual. I will whip
my jacket off, and be bold.
I will stand in the English surf
and defeat the euro: it is non-
biological. Persilly speaking,
I will starch it into submission.
There will be vim in my speeches.
We will fight them on the bleaches.


[September 2001]

From the book Make Mine A Double

A “fascinated” Iain Duncan Smith thought Tony Blair had mastered “the language of visual communication” by wearing a white shirt, and ensuring no-one is unjacketed when he is.