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Conte Do it? No ‘e Can’t

A would-be prime minister fella/ For Italy’s pop-right umbrella/ Was summoned to Rome/ But had to go home/ Frustrated by old Mattarella./// A would-be prime minister fellaFor Italy's pop-right umbrellaWas summoned to RomeBut had to go homeFrustrated by old Mattarella.https://t.co/vD8Sqm9jPS#ItalexitContinue reading

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Farewell Helmut

Farewell German Chancellor Kohl/  Who played a significant rohl/ In fusing the nation,/ Reunification – / I guess it worked out on the whohl./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/16/helmut-kohl-ex-chancellor-and-architect-of-german-reunification-dies-aged-87 Farewell German Chancellor #Kohl Who played a significant rohlIn fusing the nation,Reunification –I guess it … Continue reading

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Alien Vs Creditor

A minister named #Varoufakis/ Liked skewering running dog lackeys/ Of financial creditors/ He sees as predators,/ Turning them into souvlakis./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33406001 A minister named #Varoufakis Liked skewering running dog lackeys Of financial creditors He sees as predators, Turning them into souvlakis. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

A No in the Greek referendum/ May limit what lenders’ll lend ’em/ But Left politicians/ Who hate the conditions/ Are after a mandate to end ’em./// A No in the Greek referendum May limit what lenders'll lend 'em But Left politicians Who hate … Continue reading

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War and Piece

The Belgians have taken the chance/ To stick up two fingers at France/ A coin now on view/ Will mark Waterloo/ Which halted old Boney’s advance./// http://www.thelocal.fr/20150609/belgium-coin-france-waterloo-napoleon The Belgians have taken the chance To stick up two fingers at France A coin … Continue reading

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Greek Creek

There was a young radical Greek/ Who made all the Eurocrats freak/ He won the most votes/ By arguing boats/ Need paddles to exit Shit Creek./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30982932 There was a young radical Greek Who made all the Eurocrats freak He won the … Continue reading

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Panicos in the Streets of Nicosia

The Cypriot Central Bank boss/ Appears to be quite at a loss/ As savers got manic/ He said not to panic/ (A pity his name’s Panicos). ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21940060 The Cypriot Central Bank boss Appears to be quite at a loss As savers got … Continue reading

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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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Merkel’s Circle

Germany’s boss went to Greece/ Amid calls for the cutbacks to cease/ Ms Angela Merkel/ Kept safe by a circle/ Of public employees (police). ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/09/angela-merkel-unshakeable-athens-resounds

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Poll Position II

There was an election in Greece/ Which saw the far-left share increase/ And yet in as far as/ The winner’s Samaras/ Austerity ain’t gonna cease. ///http://blogs.ft.com/the-a-list/2012/06/18/samaras-victory-offers-relief-but-no-answers/

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