UK: “Ode to the Health Secretary” by Philipp Lohrmann… Jeremy Hunt, licence to kill?

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Jeremy Hunt, licence to kill… ? (Image via 38 degrees) 

Read at Karate Shinboku Kai’s ‘Burn’s Night’ 2016 (Philipp Lohrmann)

(with sincere apologies to T.S. Eliot)

Oh Jeremy, oh Jeremy, there’s nobody like Jeremy!
He’s never known no decency, he’s never known no charity.
For when a patient cries in pain, in need of urgent care;
You’re searching for a helping hand – but Jeremy’s not there!

Or when a nurse breaks down at last, collapsing on a chair
She hasn’t slept for half a year – but Jeremy’s not there!

And when a hospital breaks down, the bills remain unpaid;
The doctors have all starved to death, and help arrived too late;
No medicine, no bandages, just chaos everywhere
And all the patients drop like flies – then Jeremy’s not there!

Oh Jeremy, oh Jeremy, there’s nobody like Jeremy!
For he’s a ghoul in human form, a monster with no empathy.
He’s privatised his wife and kids, he’s privatised his mum;
And sold their lives and hearts and souls for a substantial sum.

He’s outwardly respectable (they say he has no heart);
And when you’re born a rich man’s son, there’s no need to be smart.
He lies to me, he lies to you, he lies to everyone;
The NHS is safe, he says – and the moon spins around the sun.

Oh Jeremy, oh Jeremy, there’s nobody like Jeremy!
For when I die from lack of care, he will not even bury me.
He’ll strip my corpse of flesh and bone and throw them in the trash;
But put my organs in a box to sell them off for cash.

And they say that all the men whose wicked deeds are widely known,
(I might mention Harold Shipman, I might mention Al Capone)
have never played with human lives as if they were a game of chess.
So raise your glass to Mr Hunt – the killer of the NHS.


By Philipp Lohrmann


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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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