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Missing in Inaction

The shutdown returned to the Senate/ For compromise talks to prevennit/ With no help from Trump,/ Who sat on his rump,/ And even now seems to resennit./// https://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/trump-policy-shutdown-analysis/index.html The shutdown returned to the SenateFor compromise talks to prevennitWith no help … Continue reading

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Hammond Egg on Face

A spreadsheet supremo named Phil/ Completely against his own will/ Has now had to spike/ His NIC hike/ So who’ll be left footing the bill?/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39278968 A spreadsheet supremo named PhilCompletely against his own willHas now had to spikeHis NIC … Continue reading

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Revolting Tories

A number of Tory MPs/ Are feeling a little unease/ At Hammond now breaking/ A firm undertaking/ To rule out increased NICs./// https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/09/theresa-may-philip-hammond-face-serious-tory-revolt-over-tax-on-self-employed A number of Tory MPsAre feeling a little uneaseAt Hammond now breakingA firm undertakingTo rule out increased … Continue reading

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Exchequer Wrecker

The Chancellor’s having to slash/ His forecast for government cash/ Apparently #Brexit/ Effectively wrecks it/ And puts us at risk of a crash./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36684452 The Chancellor's having to slashHis forecast for government cashApparently #Brexit Effectively wrecks itAnd puts us at … Continue reading

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Revenue is Sweet

George Osborne is raising a levy/ To target the sugary bevvy./ The government thinks/ A tax on soft drinks/ Will stop us from getting too heavy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35813973 George Osborne is raising a levyTo target the sugary bevvy.The government thinksA tax … Continue reading

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Patronise the Poor, Forty-four

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps/ Knew all about working class chaps/ I gather their lingo/ Is all beer and bingo/ He said, in a notable lapse. ///http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/19/grant-shapps-bingo-and-beer-joke-causes-twitter-storm Conservative chairman Grant Shapps Knew all about working class chaps I gather their lingo Is all beer … Continue reading

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Dodeca Gone

A popular coin named the pound/ Was easy to forge, it was found/ And so they decided/ To make it 12-sided./ So long quid, nice seeing you round. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/uk-britain-poundcoin-idUKLNEA2I00520140319 A popular coin named the pound Was easy to forge, it was … Continue reading

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Obama Drama

Republicans up on the Hill, Disliking his health reform bill, Are causing some drama For Barack Obama  As federal business stands still.   ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24343698 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/384993194292690944   ** And don’t forget… There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar is out in the … Continue reading

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Osborne Papers over the Cracks

There once was a wallpaper heir/ Who found that the cupboard was bare/ So what do we get?/ Ever deeper in debt/ No growth and no money to spare. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/05/autumn-statement-2012-key-points?intcmp=239 There once was a wallpaper heir/Who found that the cupboard … Continue reading

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Hasty Pasty Tax Turns into Hot Potato

There once was a man with a tax Which he levied on takeaway snacks But only when warm It’s a half-baked reform That apparently nobody backs. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/mar/28/pasty-tax-pm-seeks-heat-hot-pie-row?newsfeed=true

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