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It’s not too parky, standing here

In penguin suit and spats:

I’ll do my best to look sincere,

And hope for placky sprats.


I cannot waddle, cannot honk

(It sticks inside my gizzard),

I’ll sit and smile, a sixties gonk

Pretending it’s a blizzard.


I think the public will be fooled

By each engaging feather:

I’m sure I won’t be ridiculed.

We’re all in this together.


And though I’m polypropylene

Or polyvinyl chloride,

I’ll look as if I puff and preen,

And hope to trick the four-eyed.


All penguins are a Tory blue,

All blubber and bombastic –

And they have nasty peckers too,

And all of them are plastic.


For a BBC story, click here





Pick Up A

A Shropshire zoo has been forced to use model penguins instead of the real thing. The Conservative Party conference came to an end. Theresa May said the Tories must be "a party not for the few, not even for the many but for everyone who is willing to work hard and do their best".

4 October 2018


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