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With acknowledgments to the wonderful Mitch Benn (from 8:55 onwards)

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Update

Blimey.  Within an hour of posting, I am getting requests for lyric and guitar tabs.

Well, I half-inched the tune from Mitch Benn, and I am nowhere near musical enough to know what key he played in; I just chose chords that I had a reasonable chance of more-or-less hitting, given that I was picking up a guitar after 20 years’ neglect.

Please feel free to choose the key that suits you; do rewrite/add to the lyric as the mood takes you – I am sure a little reflection could produce a great many improvements – and please do credit Mitch for the melody.  Thanks.

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Close the Units down
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Bloody close the bloody units down, you bloody bunch o’ shites
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Close the Units down
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Bloody close the bloody units down.
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Oh
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Parliament heard vague statistics
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About the number of autistics
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Who end up shunted off to ATUs
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Where they are not treated, but abused
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Stephanie Bincliffe, Thomas Rawnsley,
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Not forgetting Nico and LB
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Did no crimes but ended up inside
Where all of them died
So
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Bloody close the bloody units down, you bloody bunch o’ shites
Close the Units down
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Bloody close the bloody Units down.
But
Four years down the line from Winterbourne
Four more families who are left to mourn
Absolutely no new policy
Coming from the bloody JIP
Alicia from HSA told you
About all the things that you could do
To get people swiftly sorted out
You had no clout
You didn’t
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Bloody close the bloody units down, you bloody bunch o’ shites
Close the Units down
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Bloody close the bloody Units down.
Then
Anne and Margaret on the PAC
Asked their questions very carefully
Between Bubb, LAs and the NHS
It’s all still a real bloody mess
Six more months is six more months too long
Eighteen months is several times more wrong
Couldn’t you have just got on with it?
You’re really shit
Just
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Bloody close the bloody units down, no more excuses now,
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Close the Units down
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Norman, please stop acting like a clown
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Just bloody close the bloody units down.

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