Notes on a Scandal

There was a young model, Christine,/

Who when she was only 19/

By having affairs/

And sitting on chairs/

Shook up the political scene.///

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/05/christine-keeler-former-model-at-heart-of-profumo-affair-dies

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Brex for the Border

As Britain negotiates Brexit/
The border continues to vexit/
With May’s coalition/
In fragile condition/
This could be the issue that fexit.///

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/dup-vows-to-block-any-brexit-border-deal-which-separates-ni-from-rest-of-uk-36376499.html

 

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The Whole of the Moon

Today as of late afternoon/

The perigee proved opportune/

Tonight what was present/

Was not just the crescent/

For you saw the whole of the moon.///

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My jumping off point for this one was this song by The Water Boys, the key line of which near as dammit fits a limerick metre. Story below.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42211288

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Blue Green

The minister looked so forlorn,/

His allies were driven to warn/

It’s very improper/

For some retired copper/

To comment on Damien’s porn.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42197309

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Too Smelly for Delhi

A fellow with fire in his belly,/

Arrested while heading to Delhi,/

Kicked up a big fuss/

When thrown off the bus/

Because of his socks being smelly.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-42192221

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In Like Flynn

There was an old fellow named Flynn/

Who helped to get Donald Trump in/

Then lied re discussions/

He had with the Russians./

The show is about to begin.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42192080

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Hocus Potus

The POTUS is using his Twitter/
Increasingly as a transmitter/
To pump out fake news/
And Trumpet the views/
Of those who are racist and bitter.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42171550

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Border Trouble

A Brexit conundrum that’s bubbling/

Is looking increasingly troubling,/

A deal on the border/

Demanded in order/

To head off a veto by Dublin.///

https://news.sky.com/story/ireland-threat-to-veto-brexit-trade-talks-over-border-issue-11144679

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Flatliners

The forecast of top UK sages/

Regarding stagnation in wages/

Is flatlining pay/

Is with us to stay/

For ages and ages and ages.///

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Disrupter Disrupted

The ride-share firm Uber got hacked,/

A rather embarrassing fact/

They moved to conceal/

By striking a deal/

To pay those to blame for the act.///

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