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The Curious Case of the Gove in the Daytime

The continuing absence of Michael Gove is raising eyebrows. It’s the biggest mystery since Cotton Eyed Joe‘s origin and destination. I decided to investigate. In verse, obvs. When into view he did not hove The whereabouts of Michael Gove Became … Continue reading

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A Short Script for Populist Leaders and Their Supporters

Populist leaders: We are going to do X because X will do Y! Supporters: Yay! We love you for promising to do X and making us Y again! Populist leaders: Our plan for X is a great plan and it’s … Continue reading

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50 Ways To Fake The Death Toll

Watching Donald Trump bluster and wave charts around in his interview with Jonathan Swan, I couldn’t help but feel that, at any moment, the latter would zone out in a Randy Rainbow style musical reverie. But which song? There can … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Moralities

President Trump is putting non-medically-trained “experts” in charge of the COVID 19 problem. What could possibly go wrong? ♦♦♦ Night was a clammy blanket over the jungles of Nambia. In the poorly-constructed corrugated tin hut that passed for the medical … Continue reading

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Wokeness: Elitism, Compassion or What?

‘Wokeness is elitism masquerading as compassion’   ********** Laurence Fox’s foray into Question Time’s chicken run, and the subsequent fallout, has certainly set the cat of disdain among the pigeons of wokeness. Wokeness, it seems, is a problematic condition, because … Continue reading

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Have I Got News For You

Originally posted on Kind of Lime:
The current spell of cold weather seems to have put the media into an all-round tizzy. This morning I watched Good Morning Britain to see how they would report it. What follows is, I’d…

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Back to the Eighties

I set myself the task of writing a song that evoked that most tasteful* of popular music decades, the Eighties. Here’s the result. I’d be interested to see which influences you spot.   Why Don’t You Need Me? Your e-mail … Continue reading

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Elton Don

The President made quite the splash this week in Helsinki. With all due apologies to Elton John and Bernie Taupin, here’s my starry-eyed tribute to the POTUS. YOUR SONG (To Vlad, with love, always, Donnie xxxxx) It’s a little bit … Continue reading

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The Long and Grinding Road

News broke yesterday that caused much weeping and gnashing of teeth among Salisbury residents. From Salisbury Journal online: In an idle moment of whimsy I tweeted, in a reply to Salisbury Journal’s Rebecca Hudson, a parody chorus based on “Goodbye, … Continue reading

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Return of the Japanese Knotweed

Every now and then an apparently harmless Twitter exchange can act as inspiration for the strangest of ideas. Genesis once wrote a song about a Giant Hogweed and, as you can see, @janh1 commented that it was somewhat weird subject … Continue reading

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