Godfrey, Pete

Godfrey, Pete

Pete Godfrey

6 October 2023Blog

'They sound their horns; the criminals' names we shout'

On a scraggy patch of land we stake our claim -
this country's ours, not terrain of the owners -
and string up banners, raise placards that name
a wrong so grievous it has shown us

that the courts of justice are courts of disgrace
with judges so corrupt they take their cue
from whispered briefings designed to erase
all sense of fairness - take a bow, yes you,

Emma Arbuthnot, Vanessa Baraitser,
bewigged and wooden, reeling off…