Monthly Archives: July 2011

Meeting Murdochs

The job of a cabinet minister/On having been voted in is to/Have regular chats/With #murdoch fat cats/& swear that it means nothing sinister http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2019009/Rupert-Murdochs-chiefs-met-ministers-100-times-Osborne-Gove-list.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Piers for fears

The ex-Mirror editor, Piers/Is not so pristine, it appears/His defence is made weaker/By boasting Ulrika/Was tapped by the rag’s prying ears http://order-order.com/2011/07/27/piers-de-resistance/

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Sloth in growth

The quarterly figures for growth/Reflect a trimester of sloth/Unless they get faster/It could spell disaster/For Osborne or Cameron or both. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jul/26/uk-economy-george-osborne-sluggish-growth

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Anchor’s away

Glenn Beck the American anchor/Is known for his right-leaning rancour/This foam-flecked fart sees/The victims as Nazis/Indubitably he’s a w* * 140-character limit reached – finish the word yourself. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/norway/8660986/Norway-shooting-Glenn-Beck-compares-dead-teenagers-to-Hitler-youth.html

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Monday July 25, 2011

There was an old envoy of Rome/Was told that he had 2 go home/The pontiff found troubling/The new line in Dublin/On priestly abuser syndrome. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/25/vatican-ireland-child-abuse-row

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Monday July 25th, 2011

England have won the first test/With the Indian side second best/Prior and Broad’s/2nd innings at Lord’s/And Anderson’s bowling impressed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/14283347.stm

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Sunday July 24, 2011

Winehouse fans worldwide now grieve for/A talented star, high achiever/But with contradictions/& fatal addictions/So farewell Amy, soul diva. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jul/23/amy-winehouse-singer-death-london  

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Saturday July 23, 2011

So farewell Lucian Freud/Whose paintings I’ve always enjoyed/You got your success/Painting folks in undress/Which has to beat being employed

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Friday July 22, 2011

The 17 Eurozone states/Hope their bailout will peg interest rates/And thus call a halt/To the slide to default/Before Euroland disintegrates. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jul/22/greek-bailout-boosts-global-markets

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Thursday July 21, 2011

The double act Myler & Crone/Leave James Murdoch looking alone/They say it’s not true/Mr M never knew/His reporters had hacked the odd phone. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14245922

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