The late Sir Fred

A short verse (which has to be read in an Edinburgh accent for the rhymes to work properly) noting that ex-RBS chief Sir Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his knighthood, despite having broken no laws and only being guilty of a catastrophic error of judgement,

The (lately) Sir Fred

Said “I’m not yet dead

But losing my knighthood

Has put me in a right mood”



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