At first, she was stalwart, took the Leavers’ side Kept thinking she and hers could live sans Europe by their side She spent so many words trying hard to persuade Tory politicians Along with various aids. And now she’d vexed, like Humpty Dumpty Falt’ring at the helm like some nautical numpty She should have listened […]

General Election Predilection*

What makes a politician worth their salt? Capacity for rhetoric implicit with insult? A heart of gold worn plainly on a sleeve? A well-rehearsed mantra stating all they believe? A gifted orator spinning evidence for causes From the fountains of headlines imbued with applauses? A knowledge of history, present and past, Ensuring lessons learned are […]


It seems the government’s calling our bluff With all this In-Out Brexit stuff Causing fissures across the nation By the very nature of vacillation- Everyone in the media now vocal to the point of embarrassment Prompting general awareness of boundaries to political harassment… Freedom of speech like a whale on the beach: Too much, too […]


Don’t put all your hards In one Brexit: Try to soften it a little bit. Attention to the smaller details Will shape how the history you make prevails. Reputation, Reputation, Reputation…¹ When all’s said and done, the mark of a Nation. How, then, would you wish to be remembered As our national union is being […]

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation*

Oh, England, My Laughing Stock¹, How great the temptation To simply mock… You must be hopeful the worst is done, Now the sporting opponents have had their fun. You must be grateful there’s time in hand For hope that we might understand, (After extensive psychoanalysis) Just how damaged this country is. How much we assume […]

Logistics of Leadership

When the going gets tough, The Brits talk Sport… Balls: Hit, kicked, bounced, flounced Fouled, caught, fraught. You have to admire our national spirit- No matter the contest, We think we can win it. And when we have failed Again and again, Angrily berated the streams of men,* We polish our pride Rearrange our expression […]

After the Fire

Is this a National State of Turmoil As politicians and public en masse recoil From the taking and making and breaking decisions, The spats, recriminations, inevitable derision, As the general public, confused if you will, Try to extract meaning and purpose still? A Union broken, perhaps beyond repair: Too many voices competing there. Too many […]