A Limerick A Day

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British Prime Minister Theresa May (left) with DUP leader Arlene Foster in Downing Street yesterday

That smooth operator Arlene
Did a deal that just has to be seen
For she gets to say
If poor Mrs May
Still gets tea every week with the Queen.

John Moynes

Pic: AP

4 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. francis almond

    Someone at the Irish Times deserves to be sacked. Heseltine has wrongly attributed ‘the Dane-geld’ quote provocatively to Enoch Powell. The quote is from Andrew Robathan. A fine example of fake news from the paper of record.

  2. francis almond

    The Kipling Danegeld analogy ascribes to all hostage/terrorist situations. Did he write it specifically about Ulster?? If you could link to that you’d be on to something.
    Also, if you could link to the Enoch Powell quote on the Danegeld as he is attributed by Heseltine in the English Independent and the Irish Times who stroked the story (but didn’t check the facts) I’d be much obliged.
    You can read Robathans here: https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200506/cmhansrd/vo051123/debtext/51123-32.htm#51123-32_spnew8

    1. Turgenev

      The poem Dane-Geld was published in A School History of England, a book full of racism which also includes some nasty sneers about the Irish.

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