Rodent-borne bacterial pandemic that famously laid waste to vast tracts of Europe in the good ol' days. Judging by the increase in the rat population - in part due to many local councils deciding upon fortnightly refuse collections - I think its time we had a rematch. Seeing as Britain is being flooded by (an average of) 15.8 million filthy foreign devils every week, it's only a matter of time before this over-crowded, fertile breeding ground is exploited by our furry nemeses.
A return of the plague could well put paid to the burgeoning chav problem, but is more likely to decimate the aged - inadvertently solving the pensions crisis. That's providing Bird Flu doesn't finish us all off first!
The childrens' poem ...
- Ring a ring o' roses,
- A pocketful of posies.
- Trisha! Trisha!
- We all fall down.
is supposed to be either connected to Bubonic Plague or daytime TV (both equally as damaging to society) ... or it's something Nostradamus said about Nu-Labour - can't remember right now but it will come back to me.