Foreign object

 

No more foreign surgeons

Opening up our skin

Wise but foreign virgins

Don’t apply within

 

No more foreign students

No more foreign nurses

Foreign means imprudence

No more foreign verses

 

Those with the temerity

To be born abroad

We curse your insincerity

We hate your foreign fraud

 

Recall when seeing quacks meant

A British how’d-you-do?

We do not like your accent

We are not fond of you

 

Inside our iron mitten

There lurks our iron thumb –

Why not born in Britain?

Honestly, how come?

 

No more foreign money

No more foreign meals

On your vélo, sonny

With your foreign spiels

 

Not human? Not mammalian?

We are a parasite?

Of course. We are all alien:

We’re on the Tory right

 

 

 

Click here for an Financial Times article

 

 

October 5 2016

Fewer foreign doctors (Hunt). Fewer foreign students (May). Fewer foreign businesspeople (Rudd). Fewer foreign fruit-pickers (Leadsom).


POETRY KIT WEBRING

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