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London Underground: Commuters replace poems on Tube with cutting No.10 party dig at Boris Johnson

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The furore around the alleged No.10 Government ‘Christmas party’ last year is refusing to die down.

After a leaked video revealed that senior Downing Street staff joked about a rule-breaking Christmas party at No. 10 just four days after it was alleged to have taken place, Boris Johnson’s former spokeswoman Allegra Stratton resigned.

The ‘party’ is now being investigated by a senior civil servant and some commuters have not taken the whole fiasco lightly.

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The Poems on the Underground, plastered to the walls of Tube trains, are a well-known quirk of the network and one has been given a satiric make over in honour of the fiasco.

The poem, written by Mark Grainger is titled ‘Downing Street December’ and attacks Boris Johnson.

It reads: “If I was posh, and blonde and hard of heart. I’d host a Christmas do at Downing Street.”

The poem was well-received in some quarters but not so well in others.

One person said: “Props to Mark for putting all so sweetly. Official or not.”

Another argued that the poem might not reach people they thought needed to see it.

They said: “The problem is that this isn’t really needed on the Tube – Londoners have already got the message. Now how about putting it on a bus in Lincolnshire or Bournemouth?”

Although another was quick to point out that Boris’ own constituency was on the Tube.

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They said: “Gentle reminder that Uxbridge is on the tube and Boris is their MP.”

The poem itself though wasn’t faultless according to one observer.

They said: “Whilst I agree with the sentiment it is a pretty crap poem.”

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