Political Partay*

It’s hard not to imagine TV adverts full of woe Are somehow interconnected with the governmental show Of political ineptitude, fraying wits and pompous twits Making an inelegant fist of it all In the hallowed environs of Whitehall: Eloquently ramming home that, yes, you’re very much on your own Because ‘We’ in positions of national […]

So Long, Farewell*

ThereĀ“s a sad sort of clanging from Big Ben in the tower And the bells in the Abbey too. And down in the Chambers The politicians coo ‘The Brexit Vote? -There’s nothing we can do.’ What a bloomin’ ballyhoo! BALLYHOO! Regretfully they tell us While seeking to compel us To say goodbye to Europe ‘Boo. […]

The Corbyn Conundrum*

Oh, Mr Corbyn I used to have hope That yours would be the leadership To silence those that gloat,* Standing up with confidence and a cogent narrative Determination, strength and a sense of the imperative. But, oh, how many kites of hope have frayed from their strings, Thoroughly distracted by lesser political things. Teresa at […]

Corbyn the Cantankerous?*

Oh, Mr Corbyn, What on earth do you think you’re doing… Shedding skins like a reptile, a slippery road to ruin? I used to have hope you would lead with conviction But all I hear now is driven by friction. Arguments I can’t even conceive About the things you purport to believe And yes, I’m […]

Alexander Boris De Pfeffel Johnson MP*

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson MP * Took great care of his career, as far as most could see: Known for his public school foppishness As much as unfettered politjcal frankness, His candid style of communication Not befitting many an occasions -Or at least that’s how it would often appear, Mrs May looking most severe […]

Doing Diplomacy

Diplomacy… The principle of people and politicians Except unless, as one might expect, The sense of opposing dispositions Is plainly insurmountable Those present truly accountable For every step from word to deed: Whom to imprison and whom to be freed, Where to draw boundaries, metaphorical and real, While visibly courting public appeal. Remembering the Eighties […]

Monarchic Malarkey*

National and international media proclaim The birth of a British prince,until tonight with no name.. Though leaving little room to breech Tradition, Monikers aplenty vying for position, Already effortlessly infinite Assisted by Jo Public’s wit… George, Charles, Edward, James, Among the most distinguished names, Each in their era, of noble descent. One wonders how much […]