Balancing the Books

Listen up! The money all got spent
by a wasteful Labour government.
Although that’s not the expert view
we keep on saying it, so it’s true.
No argument, no ifs, no buts,
we’ll sort their chaos with our cuts.
We take advantage of this mess
to privatise the NHS.
There’s contracts, lawyers, adverts, fees;
cutting the staff will be a squeeze.
The system’s bound to feel the pain
but private firms will see the gain.
Can we afford big changes now?
Sod it, we’ll make them anyhow.

(Part of the Unlucky 2013 collection)