In the light of Owen Paterson's hilarious comment that the baders have "moved the goalposts", Carol Ann Duffy has written this poem:
22 REASONS FOR
THE BEDROOM TAX
Because the Badgers are moving the
The Ferrets are bending the rules.
The Weasels are taking the hindmost.
The Otters are downing tools.
The Hedgehogs are changing the
The Grass-snakes are spitting tacks.
The Squirrels are playing the
The Skunks are twisting the facts.
The Pole-cats are upping the ante.
The Foxes are jumping the gun.
The Voles are crashing the party.
The Stoats are dismantling the Sun.
The Rabbits are taking the biscuit.
The Hares are losing the plot.
The Eagles are kicking the bucket.
The Rats are joining the dots.
The Herons are throwing a curveball.
The Shrews are fanning the flames.
The Field mice are sinking the 8-ball.
The Swans are passing the blame.
And the Pheasants are draining the oil
from the tank -
but only the Bustards have broken
Carol Ann Duffy
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