How much for that there red line?
Some buy yourself a (comes with handy ladder)
fine and dandy time?
Is this a line that you might drop a little bit
or lift a lot?
And are you talking red like wine
or pick the shade and shift by trade?
Oh: your ‘red line’ is non-negotiable…
Like an unequivocally weighed and
bona fide principle?
Like cast in stone with polished shine
or one those Big Society British values
or a pledge writ large and smugly signed?
Well, show me yours; I’ll show you mine…