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Fair weather friend

Remembering those who were slain/ And promising never again/ Brings leaders together/ Whatever the weather -/ But not Donald Trump if it’s rain./// https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46168995 Remembering those who were slain And promising never againBrings leaders togetherWhatever the weather –But not Donald … Continue reading

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Portaloo Sunset

The government’s got a great ruse/ For post-Brexit motorway queues;/ In case of no deal,/ When shit becomes real,/ They’ll put up some portable loos./// The government's got a great ruseFor post-Brexit motorway queues;In case of no deal,When shit becomes … Continue reading

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Rubber Dolphin

Frottage by a horny cetacean/ Is causing French bathers vexation;/ He’s said to molest/ Those swimming near Brest/ For carnal self-gratification./// Frottage by a horny cetaceanIs causing French bathers vexation;He's said to molestThose swimming near BrestFor carnal self-gratification.#Dolphins(Thanks @johnthejack)https://t.co/PuDOioqOFB — … Continue reading

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Stream of Complaints

Some people in Paris are dissing/ Urinals erected for pissing/ For while any beau/ Can geau with the fleau,/ For belles, something similar’s missing./// Some people in Paris are dissingUrinals erected for pissingFor while any beauCan geau with the fleau,For … Continue reading

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Final Reckoning

To mark the end of Russia 29018, here are three World Cup Final limericks for you: “It’s all gone without any hitch”,/ Declared Vlad Vladimirovich,/ But then Pussy Riot/ Disrupted the quiet/ Invading the Cup Final pitch./// *** Among the … Continue reading

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Scale of Goodness

The Malian hero Gassama/ Who rescued a child amid drama/ Can stay on in France/ But why should that chance/ Be something contingent on karma?/// The Malian hero GassamaWho rescued a child amid dramaCan stay on in FranceBut why should … Continue reading

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Taking Back Passport Control?

Brit passports of burgundy hue,/ Post-Brexit, will turn a dark blue,/ A major advance/ For workers in France,/ Who’ll make them (inside the EU)./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43489462 Note: for a month or two now, Twitter user Guillaume Cingal has been translating many … Continue reading

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National Affront

The FN can alter its name/ And dump Jean-Marie out of shame/ But isn’t it strange,/ The more racists change/ The more they remain just the same./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/11/marine-le-pen-marks-front-national-leadership-win-with-rebrand-proposal The FN can alter its nameAnd dump Jean-Marie out of shameBut isn't … Continue reading

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Macron Villages

Emmanuel Macron says wine/ As alcohol goes, is benign/ Though doctors are anti,/ He says for the santé/ A bottle of claret is fine./// Emmanuel Macron says wineAs alcohol goes, is benignThough doctors are anti,He says for the santéA bottle … Continue reading

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Trouble Spreading

Where once people fought for their bread,/ They riot for hazelnut spread;/ Marie Antoinette/ Might well declare: “Let/ Them eat peanut butter instead”./// Where once people fought for their bread,They riot for hazelnut spread;Marie AntoinetteMight well declare: "LetThem eat peanut … Continue reading

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