Monthly Archives: April 2016

Enjoying a Backlash

John Whittingdale’s getting some gyp/ He says it’s only a blip/ Not a big story/ Just one more Tory/ Eager to follow the whip./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36031743 John Whittingdale's getting some gypHe says it's only a blipNot a big storyJust one more … Continue reading

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Dennis the Menace

There was an old Labour MP/ Suspended for bold repartee/ For they must behave,/ Not say #DodgyDave/ However much people agree./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36017171 There was an old Labour MPSuspended for bold reparteeFor they must behave,Not say #DodgyDave However much people agree.#DennisSkinner … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

Two twin pairs of husband and wife/ Intend to go under the knife/ As taking one brother/ Or sis for the other/ Is leading to marital strife./// http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3529689/Identical-twin-sisters-identical-twin-husbands-undergo-plastic-surgery-t-tell-married-whom.html Here's the story… https://t.co/HxPp2a1Cv1 behind the limerick… https://t.co/NPxqXSREGp — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) … Continue reading

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Siggy Played For Time

In Iceland a PM who tried/ To use offshore bodies to hide/ The big stash of cash/ He kept through the crash/ Was rumbled, and so stepped aside./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/iceland-prime-minister-says-he-is-not-resigning-over-panama-papers-scandal-just-stepping-aside-for-a6970601.html In Iceland a PM who triedTo use offshore bodies to hideThe … Continue reading

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Family Fortunes

A tax-dodging fund named Blairmore/ Hides all of its money offshore./ The son of the founder/ Is now a propounder/ Of benefit cuts for the poor./// http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/04/panama-papers-david-cameron-father-tax-bahamas A tax-dodging fund named BlairmoreHides all of its money offshore.The son of the … Continue reading

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A Man, a pot – to Panama!

Some leaked Panamanian files/ Expose one or two of the wiles/ And ruses by which/ The terribly rich/ Avoid paying tax on their piles./// http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/03/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-panama-papers Some leaked Panamanian filesExpose one or two of the wilesAnd ruses by whichThe terribly richAvoid … Continue reading

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Tata For Now

The government made an appeal/ For buyers to save Tata Steel:/ “We won’t intervene/ As that’s not our scene- Can’t somebody else find a deal?”/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35952868 The government made an appealFor buyers to save Tata Steel:"We won't interveneAs that's not … Continue reading

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