We won

Unite’s Joy Johnson’s latest hard-hitting commentary in poetry

Reading time: 2 min

The last vote counted
puffed up special advisers
(spads in the parlance) happy to be
bag carriers to triumphant MPs
flock to Members Lobby for
intrigue and gossip.

Eager for an office in hallowed ground
behind the speaker’s chair
close to the Chamber under Big Ben.

Or go with the buzz in Portcullis House
prize offices with large windows
looking out at the famous clock face
remembering to put on their
I’m important face.

By Joy Johnson, Unite political department