And you may find yourself Running a confectionery wholesaler And you may find yourself Selling nuts, chocolates and sweets And you may find yourself In receipt of a large PPE contract And you may find yourself In a beautiful house With a beautiful £108 million And you may ask yourself Well, how did I get here? Letting the days go by, got mates in high places Letting the days go by, no competitive tendering process Who cares if the public asks, where has the money gone? Once in a lifetime, our Covid Bonanza Same as it ever was Same as it ever was? Worse than it ever was Much worse than it ever was And we may ask ourselves How does a confectioner land a PPE contract? And we may ask ourselves Where *does* that audit trail go? And we may ask ourselves Is it right? Is it wrong? And we may tell ourselves (if we voted Tory) My God! What have I done?
H/T Talking Heads, ‘Once in a Lifetime’
See also: ‘Follow the Money’