“If it’s entirely a numbers game and numeric representation, then obviously you’d be talking to the half of the people in Hong Kong who earn less than US$1,800 [$14,000] a month.” – CY Leung, Oct 20, 2014 HK Magazine presents a song in the style of noted foreign agitators Gilbert and Sullivan. THE LEADER. I cannot let the poor folk in! Allow me to elucidate: We’ve had a tricky time of late With students, those inebriates Filling up our streets with hate Spoiling what I’ve helped create: A system for the good and great! (There is, of course, no better trait Than owning all the real estate) I cannot let the poor folk in! THE TYCOON. You cannot let the poor folk in! If this is just a numbers game Then every pauper has a claim! Anarchy will surely reign With the peasants in the frame! With the poor, I’ll ne’er sustain This life as second-tier Bruce Wayne You cannot let the poor folk in! THE PEOPLE. Oh, won’t you let the poor folk in? The wealth gap is enormous And the leaders all seem gormless Our future’s looking formless For we’re cutting all the corners And there’s nothing left to warm us You sit there and ignore us As you hint at “foreign forces”— Oh, won’t you let the poor folk in? A MAN OF BEIJING. We’ll never let the poor folk in! Forgive me for this here chastisement… But giving paupers enfranchisement? You forget in this excitement We’ve never known what “compromise” meant You’ve spent too long in those supplies tents It’s staring you right in the eyes, friends: We’ll never let the poor folk in! ALL. Oh he’ll never, never, never-never-never-never… Never let the poor folk in!