Militant Thistles

polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"

atos Poor Doors Sheriff Stars spikes

thistles stretch their prickly arms afar

Black Triangle bedroom tax Disrupt and Upset

Jim Morris





At his wardrobe,


Cord trousers,

Tweed coat,



A ‘radical’ look,


Horn-rimmed glasses,

Goatee beard,



A scenic route,


To Lychpole,




what Mr. Pinfold,


In the early morning,

was expecting’.


Recommended Reading



Televisions, televisions, televisions,

Stately homes

Turned into prisons.


Legers everywhere, Picassos.

Politicians in casual wear-

Tony Blair?


The growth of plastic surgery-

With Clara’s mask.

A woman with a beard, well that’s old hat.


Sterilization, contraception widespread,

‘The Ministry of Euthanasia’

Well, not yet.


Love among the Ruins

By Evelyn Waugh,

Much more prophetically accurate than Nineteen Eighty-Four.