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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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Standard Deviation

George #Osborne insists he can be/ An editor and an MP/ And work for BlackRock/ Who’ll give him some stock/ On top of a six-figure fee./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/17/george-osborne-named-new-evening-standard-editor-newspaper George #Osborne insists he can beAn editor and an MPAnd work for BlackRockWho'll … Continue reading

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Not so Popular Populist

Geert Wilders’s populist touch/ Did not get him far with the Dutch/ His hyped-up campaign/ Proceeded to gain,/ In voter support, not so much./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/15/pm-mark-rutte-set-to-beat-geert-wilders-in-dutch-election Geert Wilders's populist touchDid not get him far with the DutchHis hyped-up campaignProceeded to gain,In … Continue reading

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Fox Puppet

On kids’ TV show Fox & Friends/ A human reporter pretends/ To talk to a creature/ With big bushy feature/ That’s orange with white on the ends.///  http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-says-obama-may-be-behind-recent-protests/ https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/836647523855044608

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Making a Meal of it

A poor presidential beginner/ Was anxious to look like a winner./ He hated when folks/ Told anti-Trump jokes/ So guess who’s not coming to dinner?/// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/25/donald-trump-white-house-correspondents-dinner-not-going A poor presidential beginnerWas anxious to look like a winnerHe hated when folksTold anti-Trump … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Myth

  The Donald caused incomprehension/ By picking out #Sweden for mention/ Attacking fake news/ But choosing to use/ A story that’s total invention./// http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/donald-trump-faces-wave-of-mockery-on-social-media-after-sweden-attack-comments-a3471051.html The Donald caused incomprehensionBy picking out #Sweden for mentionAttacking fake newsBut choosing to useA story that's … Continue reading

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