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The Queen’s Speech Condensed

“My Government wanted to table/ More bills but is sadly unable;/ The measures set out/ Remove any doubt/ It’s not strong, and nor is it stable”./// https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/21/the-guardian-view-on-the-queens-speech-in-office-but-not-in-power "My Government wanted to tableMore bills but is sadly unable;The measures set outRemove … Continue reading

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Davis Wavers

The Brexit Sec headed to Brussels/ To show the EU how he hustles,/ But promptly gave way / The very first day/ When Barnier flexed a few muscles./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/19/uk-caves-in-to-eu-demand-to-agree-divorce-bill-before-trade-talks The Brexit Sec headed to BrusselsTo show the EU how he … Continue reading

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Angela’s Clashes

According to Angela Merkel/ The USA led by this jerk’ll/ Be less of a friend/ On whom to depend/ Likewise Mrs May and her circle./// https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-merkel-idUSKBN18O0JK According to Angela MerkelThe USA led by this jerk'llBe less of a friendOn whom … Continue reading

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Old Man Retires

An elderly royal named Phil/ Said now I am over the hill/ I’ll skip every function/ And feel no compunction,/ Just hang in the palace and chill./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39802636 An elderly royal named PhilSaid now I am over the hillI'll skip … Continue reading

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Hidden Message

May went to the Palace of Buckingham,/ But as for the voters, she’s duckingham/ Afraid to confront/ Those bearing the brunt/ Of policies utterly fuckingham*./// *The Twitter version, because of the 140-char limit, stopped at ‘utterly’. But i don’t think … 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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The Killer in Manila

Old Liam Fox went to Manila/ And talked to a self-confessed killer/ Of values we share/ Though some may compare/ Duterte’s with those of Attila./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/liam-fox-meets-philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte Old Liam Fox went to ManilaAnd talked to a self-confessed killerOf values we shareThough … Continue reading

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Pedant’s Revolt

A Bristol apostrophe cop/ Corrects errant signs shop by shop/ His rectification/ Of rogue punctuation/ Brings grammar abuse to a stop./// https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/apr/03/banksy-of-punctuation-puts-full-stop-bad-grammar-bristol A Bristol #apostrophe copCorrects errant signs shop by shopHis rectificationOf rogue punctuationBrings grammar abuse to a stop. — … 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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Brex Appeal

The EU draft programme for Brexit/ Once every member state chexit/ Is do it in stages/ Don’t let it take ages/ And hope that no bugger rejexit./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39453338 The EU draft programme for BrexitOnce every member state chexitIs do it … Continue reading

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