Category abuse of free speech

Eye to Eye with a Right Hon Toad

This latest stanza was written after news came though yesterday evening that Damian Green MP had spoken with Mr Toad MP, Prime Minister, “eye to eye” and been reassured by the Toad’s word on it. But Mr Toad does not have a word. Does

Parrot Returns to Number 10

The Parrot has dropped by at Number 10 once before, and quite recently. But this stanza probably belongs more with the previous stanza below this one, than with his first visit.

It’s a matter of perching carefully on a window still, out of sight. The parrot does not request entry at… Continue reading Parrot Returns to Number 10

The Parrot Meets Doombeetle Down a Drain

These two stanzas were suggested in the first place by an actual incident. Mr Johnson’s main advisor Dominic Cummings was making himself surprisingly available for stray encounters around Westminster. See here, for instance : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=752395791889320

The reference to Cox in the second stanza is… Continue reading The Parrot Meets Doombeetle Down a Drain

The Parrot Meets Doombeetle Down a Drain

This latest stanza records a strange encounter. Odd MP’s seem to be having similar encounters in and around Portcullis House, at present. For those who don’t know, this is a building across the road from the UK Houses of Parliament. For an example see here : https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=752395791889320

Mr Toad Falls Foul of the Law (Again)

On September 24th, the UK Supreme Court ruled against our Prime Minister’s prorogation of Parliament, finding unanimously that the prorogation was unlawful and that Johnson had misled the Queens on his reasons for implementing it. Effectively, Johnson was being named a plain liar by the highest court in the country… Continue reading Mr Toad Falls Foul of the Law (Again)

Mr Toad Makes a Furtive Connection

The reference here, of course, is to the announced intention of Mr Johnsons’s government to increase the number of the country’s jails, already very high and yet short staffed, so that even more people can be imprisoned and people jailed for certain crimes can serve their full sentences. This despite… Continue reading Mr Toad Makes a Furtive Connection

The Toad Falls Foul of the Law

The UK’s Supreme Court has just finished hearing the Government’s appeal against the Scottish High Court’s finding that Johnson misled the Queen as to his reasons for closing down the Parliament. It was not a matter of creating more time to prepare the Queen’s Speech. Instead it was to stop… Continue reading The Toad Falls Foul of the Law

Mr Toad Refers to the Tower

Our chaos, outside and inside, whirls about so fast that I forget what day it was more stuff happened. Maybe it was two days ago that we heard that Prime Minister Johnson’s advice to the Queen, that parliament should be closed down for several weeks… Continue reading Mr Toad Refers to the Tower

The Parrot and the Clowns

The Parrot has joined the circus, remember. He’s still there and in the stanza above, he’s reporting back from a conference of clowns he heard today.

All familiar shapes are now in question. In the UK, Brexit alone has been causing a great number of them to buckle. Democracy is one… Continue reading The Parrot and the Clowns

The Ravening Mr Toad

This stanza was written on the morning of the day in September 2019 on which the UK parliament was shut down for several crucial weeks, at the behest of Mr Johnson and his streamlined cohorts. Johnson’s excuse for abusing the constitution in this fashion was yet another of his lazily… Continue reading The Ravening Mr Toad

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