So Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chief Spook of MI5, is bowing out in the New Year, doubtless with all outstanding problems resolved, and heading for pastures new.
Go, Dame Eliza,
Leaving us none the wiser
If the mind of a Manningham-Buller
Is quite empty or just a bit fuller.
Maybe [to help a weak rhyme]
You’ll become a real dame in pantomime,
Don ermine, and tread the boards
In Blair’s puppet House of Lords.
[With apologies to Private Eye’s E. J. Thribb]