Monthly Archives: May 2012

Banking on the Taxpayer

A bank in Madrid known as Bankia/ Got bigger & richer & swankier/ Enjoying a bubble/ And when it hit trouble/ Said “taxpayer bailout? Why Thankya”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18213848 Advertisements

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Ad the Spad

There is a young special adviser/ A paid-up News Corp sympathiser/ Who says he was sacked/ Tho his actions were backed/ By superiors older & wiser. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9289559/Leveson-Inquiry-Jeremy-Hunt-raised-no-concerns-about-Adam-Smiths-contact-with-News-Corp-over-BskyB-bid.html

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The Doctor Is In

A doctor from north Pakistan/ Ensured US spies got their man/ With fake vaccinations/ The ramifications/ Were 33 years in the can. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/world/asia/doctor-who-helped-find-bin-laden-given-jail-term-official-says.html

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Hunt the Memo

A memo from Jeremy Hunt/ Suggests that he led from the front/ In backing Sky’s bid/ So what his Spad did/ Wasn’t down to some low-level grunt. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/leveson-inquiry/9288422/Leveson-Inquiry-Jeremy-Hunt-memo-shows-he-backed-News-Corp-bid-for-BSkyB-before-taking-charge-of-decision.html

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Unpheasant Pluckers

The buzzard, a fine bird of prey/ With a beautiful mating display/ To Defra’s a pest/ So smash up its nest/ So the rich can blow pheasants away. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18183204  

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Barton the Fink Revisited

QPR man Joey Barton/ Will not be allowed to take part in/ 12 matches next season/ And not without reason/ His act up, he will have to smarten. /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/23/joey-barton-12-game-ban-fa

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Farewell Remote Father

There was an old fellow, Eugene/ Who invented a handy machine/ A remote control panel /To change TV channel/ (Till then people mostly were lean). /// http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2012/may/23/eugene-polley-tv-remote-control?newsfeed=true

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Writing on the Wall for Facebook?

A number of top US banks/ Are liable now to close ranks/ Over just who was told/ As FB shares were sold/ “Cut and run – before flotation tanks!” /// http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0523-facebook-regrets-2-20120523,0,2596022.story  

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Exhibitionism gets on Zuma’s Wick

Polygamist Jacob G. Zuma/ A kind of one man baby-boomer/ Says what is obscene is/ A pic of his penis/ Which shows an immense lack of humour. /// http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1502ea54-a3f0-11e1-8878-00144feabdc0.html

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RIP BG

RIP RG the Bee Gee/ Remembered from Finland to Fiji/ You hosted a freebie/ For ex-PM TB/ Who said today that you were VG. /// http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gAa9hEkHHFDwnP7AYpnP_10vwbpA?docId=CNG.386700dfaa927f55dd254fb2cd66ee80.21

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