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Money’s Less Tight For Dementia

The Tories got into a flap/ Suggesting a social care cap/ As nobody backs/ Dementia tax/ Which voters perceive to be crap./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-40001221 The Tories got into a flapSuggesting a social care capAs nobody backsDementia taxWhich voters perceive to be … Continue reading

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Missing Millions

The Brexiteers promised us wealth/ To lavish on national health/ In May’s manifesto/ The money – Hey Presto!/ Has vanished with magical stealth./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-39967916 The Brexiteers promised us wealthTo lavish on national healthIn May's manifestoThe money – Hey Presto!Has vanished … Continue reading

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Money’s Too Tight…

Theresa the Tory frontbencher/ Unveiled a new policy venture/ To cut what is there/ To fund social care,/ Saying money’s too tight for dementia./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/18/tory-social-care-plan-example-market-failure-andrew-dilnot Theresa the Tory frontbencherUnveiled a new policy ventureTo cut what is thereTo fund social care,Saying … Continue reading

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Hidden Message

May went to the Palace of Buckingham,/ But as for the voters, she’s duckingham/ Afraid to confront/ Those bearing the brunt/ Of policies utterly fuckingham*./// *The Twitter version, because of the 140-char limit, stopped at ‘utterly’. But i don’t think … Continue reading

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Deja Entendu

Le Pen found the message she heard/ From Fillon, who ended up third/ So terribly nice/ She wanted it twice/ So copied his speech word for word./// http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-election-idUSKBN17Y0K0 Le Pen found the message she heardFrom Fillon who ended up thirdSo … Continue reading

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Strong Doubts

Theresa’s a strong stable leader,/ They say, to explain why we neader;/ So strong and so stable,/ And yet so unable/ To go debate those who’d succeader.///  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/general-election-news-tv-debates-petition-theresa-may-jeremy-corbyn-a7702911.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/858297203244376065

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Right Turn

Another Le Pen has a chance/ Of being next leader of France;/ Fillon and Hamon/ Are backing Macron/ To head off the far-right advance./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39686993 Prompted by @ArmandDAngour on Twitter to do one on Mélenchon too, I decided this was … Continue reading

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Hofer Seen Off

There was an old Austrian Green/ Who saw off the far-right machine,/ The populist offer/ Of Herr Norbert Hofer/ Not one on which voters were keen./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/04/far-right-party-concedes-defeat-in-austrian-presidential-election There was an old Austrian GreenWho saw off the far-right machineThe populist offerOf … Continue reading

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I’m No Big Mass Debater, Says PM

The UK Prime Minister said/ He wouldn’t debate head-to-head;/ Now Dave’s running scared/ He’ll be empty-chaired/ And Nick can do battle with Ed./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11451072/David-Cameron-could-be-empty-chaired-in-TV-debates-as-Labour-accuse-him-of-running-scared.html The UK Prime Minister said He wouldn't debate head-to-head; Now Dave's running scared He'll be empty-chaired And Nick can do … Continue reading

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Unite and Fight

The Labour machine and Unite Got into a bit of a fight About the selection For Falkirk’s election, To Tory and Lib Dem delight. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23192888 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/353097876907376640

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