Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Bit Rich

A banker at Barclays named Rich/ Whose palms were beginning to itch/ Accepted a bonus/ Displaying cojones/ Or chutzpah, I can’t decide which. ///http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/city-news/barclays-boss-rich-ricci-pockets-1775429 ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/314677430898012160

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Growing Pains

The UK is lacking in growth/ & cuts only lead to more sloth/ So should we cut spending/ Or rack up more lending?/ The Chancellor opted for both. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/20/budget-2013-uk-economic-growth-downgraded The UK is lacking in growth & cuts only lead to more … Continue reading

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Bosco Busted

A warlord they call Ntaganda/ Gave in to the law in Rwanda/ The criminal court/ Says he’s quite a bad sort/ And I don’t think it’s just propaganda. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/18/bosco-ntaganda-us-embassy-rwanda A warlord they call Ntaganda Gave in to the law in Rwanda The … Continue reading

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Sleepless in SW1

Nicholas, David & Ed/ Have reached an agreement, they said/ On press regulation/ With some legislation/ So now they can all go to bed.  ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-hails-deal-on-leveson-as-defending-free-press-without-fundamentally-wrong-legislation-for-regulator-8538363.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/313710822813741056  

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No Favours for Savers

There is a big isle in the Med/ Which got itself into the red/ The bailout is grave/ For people who save/ Unless it’s all under the bed. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/16/cyprus-savings-levy-imposed-eurozone There is a big isle in the Med Which got itself into … Continue reading

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A Jerk from Falkirk

There is an MP for Falkirk Who likes to relax after work He got in a fight With a copper last night (Cheap alcohol being a perk). ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9932686/MP-Eric-Joyce-questioned-by-police-over-Commons-drunken-brawl.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/312568947113345026

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Out Lord

Lord Ahmed, a Labour life peer/ Is currently out on his ear/ He told Urdu news/ That powerful Jews/ Were out to destroy his career. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theres-no-place-for-antisemitism-in-the-labour-party-ed-miliband-condemns-lordahmed-over-claims-he-blamed-imprisonment-on-jewish-conspiracy-8533813.html Lord Ahmed, a Labour life peer/Is currently out on his ear/He told Urdu news/That … Continue reading

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Francis Takes his Chances

There is quite an old Argentinian/ Who has a new global dominion/ The pontifex Francis/ Had previous chances/ But now won the conclave’s opinion. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21777494 There is quite an old Argentinian/Who has a new global dominion/The pontifex Francis/Had previous chances/But … Continue reading

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Greetings, Pope-Pickers

100-odd papal electors/ From all geographical sectors/ Are locked in a chapel/ In secret to grapple/ With who runs their board of directors. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21750661 100-odd papal electors/From all geographical sectors/Are locked in a chapel/In secret to grapple/With who runs their … Continue reading

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Twitmericks in the Guardian Diary

Nice little reference in today’s Guardian Diary to my tweet from the Archbishop: “Just a few days into the job and the new archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has taken to reputation management. He didn’t mind when twitmericks, the limerick … Continue reading

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