Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pension Tension

Money is too tight to mention/In Rome, where political tension/Turned into a fight/As MPs on the right/Brawled over the age for a pension. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203554104576655131145795512.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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Angela Wrangler

Ahead of the summit in Brussels/Ms Merkel’s been flexing her muscles/With no deal yet/As to who pays the debt/Expect intra-Eurozone tussles. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ixi2ER77fmp4Va0T88CgaVsSNi4w?docId=b84f856ef0fb462480055c57f56c0b1f

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War on Terry

The Chelsea defender John Terry/May be up for a disciplinary/He hopes if he faces ’em/The FA won’t find racism/Just being abusive & sweary. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/latest/2011/10/25/terry-gets-villas-boas-backing-115875-23514218/

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Revolting Tories

Rebellious Tory backbenchers/Find most EU treaties contentious/They seek to amend ’em/With their referendum/And such Eurosceptical ventures. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/24/david-cameron-tory-rebellion-europe

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Sarky gets Narky

Nico Sarkozy of France/Took exception to Great Britain’s stance/He told David Cameron/Please not to yammer on/About how to run Euro finance. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/23/cameron-sarkozy-euro-debt-crisis?newsfeed=true

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Libya-ration Day

Announcing the end of hostilities/The NTC hides its fragilities/Amid celebration/Of Liby-eration/The factions are still rather ill-at-ease. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8844535/NTC-leaders-lead-celebrations-as-Libya-declares-liberation.html

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Ball Wringers

The Reverend Dean of St Pauls/Says having a camp by its walls/Is putting off tourists/And upsetting chorists/The Occupy lot reply “Balls!” http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/21/occupy-london-stock-exchange-cathedral-plea

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Cold Warrior Gaddafi

Libya’s modern-day Caesar/Now lies on a slab in a freezer/His power  stripped bare/No more gladhanding Blair/Nor making eyes at Condoleezza. http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL5E7LL1D220111021

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Gerry Ad ’em

Gerry Adams, a man from Belfast/Has got rid of guns in the past/So he’s advised #ETA/That it’d be better/To lay down their weapons at last.

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Certain Death In Sirte

Gaddafi was shot dead in Sirte/As he hid in a hole in the dirt/In life he was shitty/But I think it’s a pity/The man wasn’t captured unhurt. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/10/20111020111520869621.html

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