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If At First You Don’t Secede…

There once was a man from Girona/ A Catalan go-it-aloner/ Who ran off to Brussels/ When Spain flexed its muscles/ And made him a wanted persona./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41819940 There once was a man from GironaA Catalan go-it-alonerWho ran off to BrusselsWhen … Continue reading

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Polls Apart

The Catalans’ grand referendum/ On powers and how to extendum/ Appeared to annoy/ A chap named Rajoy/ Who’s moving instead to suspendum./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41710873 The Catalans' grand referendumOn powers and how to extendumAppeared to annoyA chap named RajoyWho's moving instead to … Continue reading

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If at First You Don’t Secede…

Announcing plans post-referendum/ Puigdemont had an addendum/ For having agreed/ New moves to secede/ He promptly went on to suspend ’em./// http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41574172 Announcing plans post-referendumPuigdemont had an addendumFor having agreedNew moves to secedeHe promptly went on to suspend 'em. — … Continue reading

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Block the Vote

The Catalan bid for secession/ Was greeted by force and aggression/ The state Civil Guard/ Is going in hard/ Believing the answer’s repression./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41461032 The Catalan bid for secessionWas greeted by force and aggressionThe state Civil GuardIs going in hardBelieving … Continue reading

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Rocky Road to Brexit

The UK insists it won’t falter/ Despite EU moves on Gibraltar/ A deal with the bloc/ Now hangs on the rock/ So someone’s position must alter./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/31/future-of-gibraltar-at-stake-in-brexit-negotiations The UK insists it won't falterDespite EU moves on #Gibraltar A deal with … Continue reading

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The Great Brassica Massacre

The rain falls in Spain in the main/ On fields of the Murcian plain,/ Destroying the crops,/ And so in our shops/ A few wilted icebergs remain./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38851097 The rain falls in Spain in the mainOn fields of the Murcian … Continue reading

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Clitoral Translation

When plugging fiestas beware:/ Use online translation with care./ In Spain’s far northwest/ A turnip top fest/ Was billed as a clitoris fair. ///http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/03/google-translate-error-as-pontes-spain-clitoris-food-festival-grelo-galicia When plugging fiestas beware: Use online translation with care. In Spain's far northeast A turnip top feast Was billed as … Continue reading

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Mainly on the Plane

The footballing champions Spain/ Encountered an end to their reign/ To Spanish distress/ As others progress/ They’ll mainly go home on the plane. The footballing champions SpainEncountered an end to their reignTo Spanish distressAs others progressThey'll mainly go home on … Continue reading

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Spain’s Unpopular Party

Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain/ Denies any personal gain/ But if his accounts/ Contain large amounts/ I wonder how long he’ll remain. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21313211 Prime Minister Rajoy of Spain/Denies any personal gain/But if his accounts/Contain large amounts/I wonder how long he'll … Continue reading

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Spain Under Strain

There was an election in Spain/ Or not, as some voters maintain/ They’d have Catalonia/ Go-it-alonia/ As per the leader’s campaign. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/26/uk-spain-catalonia-idUKBRE8AP0EJ20121126

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