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Colour me Cynical...

Colour me Cynical... | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
I don't care about any of the political parties any more. It's not that I don't want to: it's just that I'm sick of all of them. They bring out the most dreadful cynic in me and I respond increasin...
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The Dumb Horizon

The Dumb Horizon | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Spare the fat and trim the truth Because, well, who needs proof When mighty fools, by spooled Threads of assertion, claim The only rights that matter: Theirs. Integrity in shreds and reason Shatter...
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Bigot

Bigot | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
You can keep your tiny boxes To yourself, my fundamental fool Along with all the certainty In which you have been schooled For if I thought obnoxious doctrine Was a relevant life tool I'd've gladly...
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"Shout louder"? Labour, your voice should be audible from Space!

"Shout louder"? Labour, your voice should be audible from Space! | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Your voice is a squeak. Do you seriously think it's acceptable for people to wait for you to get back into power, make some policies and battle it out at leisure in Parliament? What do you think wi...
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Albion is calling

Albion is calling | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
What shall we do with our country's traitors Bury 'em with their collaborators Share out the spoils of the profit takers Albion is calling Hooray the nation rises On all that it despises Unite in e...
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Troll Soul

Troll Soul | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Some random pest whose Best is still pathetic ego, Faux outrage and disproportion: Has to get it off its chest - Show what a messed up Nasty piece of work it is - So much the jerk, It cannot get a ...
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Wakey, wakey!

Wakey, wakey! | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Wakey wakey!Rise and shineYour light and heatUpon the crimesYour governmentIs most contentTo mete.Rise upAnd beat those feetUpon the streets.Raise up your voiceIn chorus,For, the more of usWho make...
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What exactly do our Dear Leaders think they're playing at?

What exactly do our Dear Leaders think they're playing at? | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Have the Rightists not noticed the irony in their professed disdain for the 'Big State' when the Right-winged Coalition is constantly and increasingly nannying the minutiae of our daily lives? They...
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The airy-scary, lofty mist on which floats Iain Duncan Smith

The airy-scary, lofty mist on which floats Iain Duncan Smith | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
"La, la, la, la," Thus spake the minister, His fingers in his ears, [He sneers] Is deaf to all The tears and fears, He does administer. "Faith," he said "is what I have And you must place All yours...
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Hanging back

Hanging back | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
We humans have so many preconceptions about everything that we have all too easily come to assume that past experience is inevitable future fact. As much as this is a measure of prescribed or autom...
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I Love the NHS

I Love the NHS | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
I love the NHS for, at its best, It's mother's care expressed As comfort to distress by pain And sickness suffered; Seeks no gain but succour for the Ills of brain and body through its deft And hea...
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State of Surveillance

State of Surveillance | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
My government is stalking me To pimp me out across the Pond To Uncle Sam, the Peeping Tom And various nefarious industries For Profit And, to top it, Claims to keep me safe - At my expense - With n...
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Malaise

Malaise | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Some days, I think I'm ill. I feel ill. Not the ill of my pained and exhausted body: the source of depletion and variability in my personal resources. That's bad enough but I can cope. Mostly. For ...
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Tony Blair

Tony Blair | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Penny for your thoughts, Tony Blair...? It's ok, I'm only joking - I don't care For any of them - and I know you Charge a fortune- You can keep 'em to yourself mein Whorey Herr. Halt! Who goes ther...
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Peak Patience

Peak Patience | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Recovery bubbles with form And reform is forlorn, Pawned to social relapse, In lock-step with statistical Scaffold's collapse. Aah, but Poverty is the new black. Modern Babel is built On old blood ...
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Compliance

Compliance | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Here is the news Of nil import and poor report, So undermined by oversight, Sound bites and pruned narration; Truth is tuned by Power unelected, Quite unchecked By bleeding hearts, Dark Arts And ti...
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Labour Laborious

Labour Laborious | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Labour, meek; Labour, weak Labour long And on and on In everything it speaks Hard work And on... Swan song? Acquiesce Serve less And dazed most days - Subject to haze Oh, stupid! Stupid STUPID... F...
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Citizens Need Educating!

Citizens Need Educating! | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
I've lost count of the number of times I've thought If only I'd learned this at school. Why was an issue of such import left for me to discover by curiosity, chance or urgent necessity? Obviously S...
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Culling Badges

Culling Badges | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
It's not only black and white It is political spite and paranoia The need to weed the weird The poor, the frail - the 'other' By some code of colour Sometimes literal But always sought from lofty t...
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Spoons

Spoons | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
When I wake to the day And straight away Feel bereft for the theft Of my spoons in the night, I must reset my pace For the hours I face And the fact I don't keep All my spoons in one place, Is what...
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If wishes were dishes...

If wishes were dishes... | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
If wishes were dishesThe breadth of the feastWould encompass enoughFor the whole world to eat.What a banquet we'd have!What a smörgås of food,Quenching palates a-plenty -Chacun à son goût! ;-) Ho, ...
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I thought I was a shareholder in Britain

I thought I was a shareholder in Britain | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
The funding, running and maintaining of our essential services has become such a complete and utter farce that, like a growing number of people, I despair at and hold in contempt, those private com...
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Quickening

Quickening | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
The turmoil born of humanity's pathetic and sordid power games has fed upon itself for centuries so that we have become like a boil upon the face of the earth. We are near to bursting with the pres...
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I don't know about you but...

I don't know about you but... | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
I don't know about you but my anger grows bigger than any fear of the State. That's not to say that I'm not nervous - a little apprehensive in these precarious times. But Christ! If being angry abo...
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Half Life

Half Life | Politics, poetry and musings | Scoop.it
Do not reach the end ofYet another day and sayIt was enoughTo merely hold your demonsJust at bay, for that isHalf a life you're living -Never will that be OK.Give breath to passion's sparkAnd heark...
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