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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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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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Done Up Like a Kipper

  Among the electoral stories/ Providing Conservative glories/ Is UKIP’s defeat,/ Reduced to one seat -/ Its purpose usurped by the Tories./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39815444 Among the electoral storiesProviding Conservative gloriesIs UKIP's defeat,Reduced to one seat –Its purpose usurped by the Tories. … Continue reading

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100 Days That Failed to Shake the World

The POTUS’s first hundred days/ Saw many Trump plans hit delays,/ His ban at the border/ Held up by court order,/ The wall by the snag of who pays./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/04/28/trumps-first-100-days-what-has-president-trump-done-so-far/?utm_term=.3734179c9b0e The POTUS's first 100 daysSaw many Trump plans hit delays,His … 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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Tomorrow Belongs to May

Though holy Theresa demurs,/ Insisting such thoughts are not hers,/ Her paper, the Mail,/ Has lifted the veil -/ The aim is to Crush Saboteurs./// http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/04/crush-saboteurs-daily-mail-just-says-what-theresa-may-thinking Though holy Theresa demurs,Insisting such thoughts are not hers,Her paper, the Mail,Has lifted the … Continue reading

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May Names Day

The Tory Prime Minister May/ Popped out to the lectern to say/ Perhaps on reflection/ Let’s have an election/ While Labour is in disarray./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/18/theresa-may-uk-general-election-8-june The Tory Prime Minister MayPopped out to the lectern to sayPerhaps on reflectionLet's have an … Continue reading

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Mared to the Mob

A White House adviser named Jared/ Had power through who he had mared/ A rival named Steve/ Just couldn’t believe/ The weight his opinion cared./// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/08/donald-trump-steve-bannon-jared-kushner-power-struggle A White House adviser named JaredHad power through who he had maredA rival named … Continue reading

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Martin’s Parting

An IRA leader named Martin/ Won plaudits for putting his heart in/ To ending a war/ That not long before/ He’d played a significant part in./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39185899 An IRA leader named MartinWon plaudits for putting his heart inTo ending a … Continue reading

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