As Charles Clarke lost his seat in the 2010 election, I thought I'd offer a last "tribute" to him.
Now Ear This
Charles Clarke was a man of advancing yearsAlso with each decade, longer grew his earsWhen he was student, they were hidden wellBeneath his hair, scraggly shoulder length it fellBut then he became a serious politician, haircutRevealed these monstrous appendages, the buttOf much wicked comment amongst his croniesNot forgetting the passing smirk from Tony’sAn education secretary, pulled down standardsLest maths measure the ears growing onwardsThen to the home office, up the greasy polePromotion, in charge of all police who patrolMr Plod must now answer to Big Ears, they sayBut not in hearing distance, there they portrayMr Clarke as unflappable, a serious politicianWith those ears? And their enlarging span?You might say. I couldn’t possibly commentAbout his advancing ears, and their extent.