Lines on the former Prime Minister’s being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush in Washington DC, Jan 2009:

Higamus hogamus hogamus higamus
Howard John Winston’s Washington visit
All accom included, shows lack of gorm.

For, summoned to DC for his pork
medallion, the good little doggy
stayed in the manger, thus causing a storm.

Our much vaunted pismire, quite true to form
By bumping the man that America wanted
all honour be paid to, all deference due.

Made this occasion a fitting summation
Of his regime’s one achievement. True,
Though nothing he did will last past the New

Year, for more than a decade he kept the bed warm.

Peter Fray

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