Monthly Archives: July 2011

Syrian oblivion

          As Assad sends in heavy armour/To crush the protesters in #Hama/There’s no intervention/And scarcely a mention/From Cameron, Sarko, Obama. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/201173143432348733.html Advertisements

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Royal event

A royal and 3-day eventer/Wed a geezer who plays outside centre/13th-in-line Zara/Had a shiny tiara/That her mother the Princess’d lent ‘er. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/8672985/Zara-Phillips-wedding-a-relaxed-and-modern-affair.html

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Capitol punishment

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill/Are firmly at loggerheads still/They haven’t a budget/So if they can’t fudge it/Then who is left footing the bill? http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Dems-GOP-still-at-loggerheads-as-clock-ticks-1651552.php

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Honourable Mensch

Novelist Ms Louise #Mensch/Who’s now on the Tory backbench/In reply to muck-racking/Admitted drug-taking/She’s rather a spirited wench. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14342674

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Defamation nation

The landlord of murdered Jo Yeates/Has beaten 8 press heavyweights/The UK’s top referee’s/Ruled 4 Chris Jefferies/& anti the Sun & its mates. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2011/jul/29/joanna-yeates-national-newspapers

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PCC gone mad

The exit of Baroness Buscombe/Was something you really felt must come/As PCC chair/Lady B didn’t dare/To take Murdoch’s mob on & unmask ’em. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/29/pcc-baroness-buscombe-to-step-down

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Death in Benghazi

A Libyan man named Abdel/Has been killed on his way to a cell/As rebel chief of staff he/Turned anti-Gaddafi/& his death has a dubious smell. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/29/libyan-rebels-rift-death-younis

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Morrissey’s beef

A Mancunian singer called Morrissey/Is not greatly gifted with oracy/To compare KFC/To Utoya strikes me/As a gaffe on a scale truly Boris-y. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2019849/Morrissey-Norway-Breivik-massacre-compared-McDonalds-KFC.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Gift trapped

As #hacking‘s exposed yet again/The latest victim, Sara Payne/Is specially miffed/As the phone was a gift/From Rebekah, who must now explain. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jul/28/phone-hacking-sarah-payne

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Maternity leave of senses

A Director of Strategy called Steve/Is opposed to maternity leave/On what Hilton’s paid/To be Cameron’s aide/Such hogwash is hard to believe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/8667058/David-Camerons-senior-adviser-Steve-Hilton-suggests-UK-should-abolish-maternity-leave.html

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