Monthly Archives: May 2012

Another One Bites the Dust

Government plans to tax charity/ Were found to be lacking in clarity/ So one more proposal/ Goes in waste disposal/ Amid opposition hilarity. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/may/31/government-confirms-u-turn-charity-tax?newsfeed=true Advertisements

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Theory and Praxis of Paying One’s Taxes

An IMF boss named Lagarde/ Whose line with the Greeks is quite hard/ Herself pays no taxes/ So vis-a-vis praxis/ Is well hoist by her own petard. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/anger-over-christine-lagardes-taxfree-salary-7801028.html  

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Taylor Made for Prison

A nasty old warlord named Taylor/ Is going to get a new jailer/ He’s now 64/ When he walks out that door/ He’ll be quite a lot older & frailer.  /// http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/world/africa/charles-taylor-sentenced-to-50-years-for-war-crimes.html

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UN-Believable

There was an old leader in Zim/ The UN gave status to him/ Next thing they’ll make Assad a/ Tourist ambassador/ Like old #Mugabe, the crim.  /// http://www.zambianwatchdog.com/2012/05/30/anger-at-uns-appointment-of-mugabe-as-tourism-envoy/

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Diplo Ruckus

The Syrian envoys’ expulsion/ Conveys international revulsion/ At killings in Houla/ But swaying a ruler/ Does tend to take stronger compulsion.  /// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9297992/Syrian-diplomats-expelled-in-coordinated-Western-action.html

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George Osborne – Hot or Not?

George Osborne admits it was hasty/ To put VAT on the pasty/ So he’s axing the tax/ On those cooled on racks/ And allowed to grow tepid & nasty. // http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151287/Pasty-tax-Osborne-reverse-controversial-tax-long-takeaway-food-cooling.html?ITO=1490

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Crony Blair

A former PM known as Tony/ Worked hard to become Rupert’s crony/ But now he swears blind/ Nothing altered his mind/ Which many regard as baloney. /// http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/tony-blair-leveson-murdoch_n_1549501.html

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Warsi Farce

Conservative Baroness Warsi/ Is getting a little bit arsy/ As she’s named & shamed/ For exes she claimed/ While staying with friends – very classy.  ///http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/739b9d7a-a7ee-11e1-8fbb-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1w4yQWwY6  

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Hump in the Rump

There was an old man named The Hump/ Who came down to earth with a bump/ As a euphoric Swede/ Took a runaway lead/ And Engelbert saw his vote slump. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/may/27/eurovision-humiliation-engelbert-humperdinck?newsfeed=true

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What the Pope’s Butler Saw

A butler who worked for the Pope/ Allegedly leaked inside dope/ On some dubious deals/ Which the Vatican feels/ Is a bit of a slippery slope. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/26/popes-butler-charged-leaked-letters?newsfeed=true

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