Death trap

To set a death trap, careful preparation
Will be repaid. You need first to make sure
That no alternative accommodation
Is on hand for the undeserving poor.
This won’t be hard – with council homes sold off,
Sit back and let the market do its work.
The gratitude of landlords at their trough
Will be a not unwelcome extra perk.
You’ll soon find that you’ve stacked them to the skies
And now it just remains to light their pyre.
In doing so, it’s best that you disguise
The tinder that will serve to start the fire.
You’ll need to mourn (in public) the lives lost,
But think what you’ll achieve, at such low cost.