Legco Nurs­ery Rhymes

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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…

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.

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