I've 'Got a Little List'


Apparently KoKo’s (the recently appointed Lord High Executioner in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado) ‘I’ve Got a Little List’ of ‘society offenders who never will be missed’ is the most parodied of Gilbert’s lyrics. In 1992 Peter Lilley MP, the then social security secretary, recited his version at the Conservative Party Conference. Lilley’s list included: ‘benefit offenders who I'll soon be rooting out and who never would be missed ...

ladies who get pregnant just to jump the housing list and dads who won’t support the kids of ladies they’ve just kissed, and I haven’t even mentioned all those sponging socialists’. 

I have a 'Little List' of my own, read on!

By Gayle Letherby


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