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Sunday Morning Poet: Charlie Hill ...On the politeness of Jacob Ress-Mogg

Sunday Morning Poet: Charlie Hill

...On the politeness of Jacob Ress-Mogg

by OL House Writer,
first published: December, 2023

approximate reading time: minutes

Charlie Hill considers the politeness of Jacob Rees-Mogg in a poem perfect for a Sunday morning

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This week's Sunday Morning Poet is famed Birmingham author, Charlie Hill. Charlie's work has appeared in TLS, the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the New Statesman the Big Issue and many other places too, and now finally, well let's hope not finally... here's Charlie in Outsideleft. Charlie's latest book is The State of Us which you can find here

 

On The Politeness of Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg is courteous to a fault,
yet although I can see that the world
would be a less troublesome place
if everyone comported themselves like he does –
held open the door for social conservatism,
doffed caps to oligarchy, thanked the establishment
for their duplicitous benevolence, and practised,
until almost as if to his manor born,
the lost art of refined contempt –
if he walked in here now,
I’d still call him a cunt.

© Charlie Hill


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Main image Chantal Pitts' sketch of Charlie Hill from the Outsideleft Bookshop Day event at Bear Bookshop
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