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The Parrot Finds Himself Ahead of the Law

Has the parrot started confusing himself with Dr Who ? And his cage with the Tardis ?

One thought here is that – post computers and social media etc – we are settlers in the new country, the new world, which these discoveries have made for us. Essentially, we are still… Continue reading The Parrot Finds Himself Ahead of the Law

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

An Exhibition of Bilingual Poems

I’m uploading here a set of photographs of an exhibition I organised a few months ago, in Clifton Cathedral, Bristol. The picture above is just one example. Several pictures show, as this does, how the exhibition looked in its setting. Several more show single poems close up, the words… Continue reading An Exhibition of Bilingual Poems

The Comfort of the Cage

This was written on a day (Tuesday October 8th) when the UK news gave cause for yet further despond, alarm and shame, but as Dr Doombeetle says, it will all be someone else’s fault, as always.

And Jez ? Those female MP’s facing de-selection ? Good one Jon. Good one Jez… Continue reading The Comfort of the Cage

The Parrot Cries Out

The Tories were holding their annual conference. The “Get  Brexit Done” slogan was everywhere and government sponsored adverts supporting Brexit were apparently going up in primary schools. The toad was leaping about to toadie applause, the beetle was sidling about to toadie terror. The rain was lashing down. The climate… Continue reading The Parrot Cries Out

The Parrot on My Shoulder

Things were happening very fast when this was written, many of them carrying a sense of threat and chaos and ill-intent on the part of the perpetrators. It was hard work just to absorb what was going on, harder still to think creatively, or reflectively.

This stanza is partly concerned… Continue reading The Parrot on My Shoulder

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

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)

The Parrot in the Ring of Chaos

This stanza was written just one day after the event it describes – the Labour Conference vote on campaigning for Remain. That event seemed significant for at least a few hours.

But the following day’s judgement by the Supreme Court was so much more significant and – still finishing this… Continue reading The Parrot in the Ring of Chaos

The Parrot is Witness to an Attempted Stabbing

“The Stabbing” in the title above is of course a reference to Jon Lansman’s (mostly unsuccessful) attempt to render the Labour Party’s Deputy Leader Tom Watson null and void. Jon Lansman founded the “Momentum” organisation. He is on the Labour Party Executive Committee and a Corbyn supporter.

He made his… Continue reading The Parrot is Witness to an Attempted Stabbing

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