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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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Entente Commerciale

In Britain, the leader of France/ Set out what would greatly enhance/ His cooperation/ To block immigration -/  A sizeable sterling advance./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42723401    

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Norman News Network

The Normans had no way of showing/ How well England’s conquest was going -/ No press or TV,/ No tweets, no FB – / So nuns had to get to work sewing./// The Normans had no way of showingHow well … Continue reading

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Macron Marches On

Emmanuel Macron’s advance/ Continued on Sunday in France/ Though rates of abstention/ Are worthy of mention/ As many, it seems, looked askance./// http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/06/france-macron-eyes-parliament-sweep-turnout-170618165726384.html Emmanuel Macron's advanceContinued on Sunday in FranceThough rates of abstentionAre worthy of mentionAs many, it seems, looked … Continue reading

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National Affront

The far-right contender Le Pen/ Has lost an election again,/ Most voters in France/ Rejecting the chance/ To put her in power. Amen./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/07/emmanuel-macron-wins-french-presidency-marine-le-pen The far-right contender Le PenHas lost an election again,Most voters in FranceRejecting the chanceTo put her … 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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