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Legco Nursery Rhymes

The recent Legislative Council elections were more of a shake-up than anyone expected, with the new guard trouncing the old—the new Legco will have an amazing 26 new lawmakers. But how young are these new kids? Young enough that the easiest way to explain them is with nursery rhymes…

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 08 September, 2016, 4:18pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:26pm

Mary Had a Localist
Mary had a localist,
Its fleece was white as snow
A copper sprayed it with teargas
And now it’s in Legco.

Regina Ip, the “Queen of Votes”
The “Queen of Votes” 
She gave poor quotes
All on election day.
The knave of votes
He spread these quotes:
She got elected anyway.

Long Hair, Long Hair
Long Hair, Long Hair, quite contrary
How do your luscious locks grow?    
“With silver hairs and rebel airs,
and shouting in Legco.“

There Was a Crooked Man
There was a crooked man, and he 
walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked dollar against 
a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which 
caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in 
a taxpayer-funded house.

Lavender’s Blue
Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly,
Lavender’s green.
When I am Chief, dilly dilly,
You shall be Foreign Liaison to Macau.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To find herself some votes
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
Because the electoral system has no 
meaningful effect on our governance.