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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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Azzurri get the Blues

Supporters of football in Italy/ Are gnashing their teeth, weeping bitaly;/ The national side/ Has not qualified,/ With Sweden repelling them gritaly./// https://www.thelocal.it/20171114/the-saddest-reactions-to-italy-world-cup-flop Supporters of football in ItalyAre gnashing their teeth, weeping bitaly;The national sideHas not qualified,With Sweden repelling them … Continue reading

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Renzi Frenzy

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi/ Saw voters rejecting him when ‘Si’/ Was beaten by ‘No’/ So he had to go/ Provoking political frenzy./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38204189 Prime Minister Matteo RenziSaw voters rejecting him when 'Si'Was beaten by 'No'So he had to goProvoking political … Continue reading

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Prosecco Diplomacy

This – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37995606 – was a story with two parts, but I couldn’t fit Boris Johnson’s sally and the Italian minister Carlo Calenda’s response into one limerick, so I just went with the former.   But then, rather marvellously, @pseudomonas made up for … Continue reading

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Storm in a Nutella Jar

Ms Royal’s attack on Nutella/ Annoyed an Italian feller./ Who cares if it’s green,/ Hands off our cuisine!/ Galletti was prompted to tell ‘er./// http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/17/nutella-italian-minister-demands-apology-from-segolene-royal?CMP=share_btn_tw Ms Royal's attack on Nutella Annoyed an Italian feller. Who cares if it's green, Hands off our cuisine! Galletti … Continue reading

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Bunga Bunga to Bingo Bingo

A former PM from Milan/ Avoided a spell in the can,/ The elderly perv/ Electing to serve/ By chatting up somebody’s gran. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/09/uk-italy-berlusconi-idUKKBN0DP0M720140509 A former PM from MilanAvoided a spell in the can,The elderly pervElecting to serveBy chatting up somebody's … Continue reading

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Silvio Foxed

A former top leader in Rome/ Of heavily transplanted dome/ Who liked bunga-bunga/ With women much younger/ Now works in an old people’s home. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27033315 A former top leader in RomeOf heavily transplanted domeWho liked bunga-bungaWith women much youngerNow works … Continue reading

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Renzi Frenzy

The would-be prime minister Renzi/Who’s currently mayor of Firenze/Thinks he can do better/Than Enrico Letta/So launched a political frenzy. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26193130 The would-be prime minister Renzi Who's currently mayor of Firenze Thinks he can do better Than Enrico Letta So launched a political frenzy. — … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasure

There is an old man from Milan/ With hairpiece and permanent tan/ Whose hunger for bunga/ With girls ever younger/ Has earned 7 years in the can. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-23034167 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/349202638358847488

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An Italian Walks into a Polling Station…

There was an Italian comic/ Whose poll rise was quite astronomic/ As voters rejected/ The old unelected/ Supremo of things economic. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/25/beppe-grillo-italy-election-success There was an Italian comic/Whose poll rise was quite astronomic/As voters rejected/The old unelected/Supremo of things economic. — … Continue reading

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