A Limerick A Day

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) after voting in yesterday’s General Election

An election’s a smart thing to call
If you think that you’ll stay standing tall
Now the last song is sung
And the parliament’s hung
And the Tories ran into a wall.

John Moynes

Pic: AP

Earlier: He Hung On

14 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Kenny U-Vox Plank

    May’s and Trump’s Irish fellow travellers and sneaking regarders facing their own hard breakfast this morning! Varadkar, you’re next.

    Wait until Marian and the Sindo start the Sinn Fein bolloques this Sunday. #frankflannery #FG

  2. Nigel

    Tentative thought: if Sinn Fein swallow their pride and put the interests of their constituents and their country first by taking their seats, stymieing May, potentially softening Brexit and saving the NHS (not something that directly affects me, but does affect friends and family in the UK) I would seriously consider voting for them in the Republic.

    1. scottser

      i’ve often thought the SF’s abstention is a nonsense in this day and age. they would be the only party represented in three parliaments – no other party here and the uk can boast that. the potential is huge.

      1. Nigel

        They make my skin crawl but the other options are FF, FG, emasculated Balirite Labour and a gaggle of populist independents that are a mixed bag at best. Taking their seats would at least show they’re serious about governance and putting values that belong in the Troubles behind them.

        1. Nigel

          I shouldn’t have left out my crunchy Greens, but I suspect they’re doomed to have their good and worthy ideas co-opted by bigger parties as once-fringe environmental issues become more and more mainstream, like Coveny with the proposed plastic microbead ban.

          1. Nigel

            Annnnd Mary Lou says no. Right, Just as the Greens got screwed by going in with FF that time, I hope SF get screwed by staying out and good, feck em, smug abstentionist idiots. Happy to get their hands dirty fronting for terrorists but too pure to take part in UK politics? Damn them.

      2. Sheik Yahbouti

        Nigel and Scottser, you are not wrong. Politics is changing (slightly) – the world is changing – there is no longer any place for ‘sticking it to the Brits ‘ nonsense. A fine and moderate party has gone to the wall since the NI electorate seem to prefer the old divisions instead of progress.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      I think the Shinners are afraid of being in government. They’re happier sniping (BOOM!) from the sidelines.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        It’s certainly the easier position to take, what with the bitching and picking apart of the easy targets, but if SF do manage to get themselves over the other side of the bench, I cannot see them being a majority, not in my lifetime anyways.

  3. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    The DUP want children to be taught creationism as fact.
    They want to make it legal to discriminate against anyone from the LGBT community.
    They want no access to any type of abortion, and to make it a crime to offer or seek an abortion.
    They want to bring back the death penalty.

  4. Sheik Yahbouti

    Ah, a “confidence and supply agreement” coming up. Like our own, a recipe for stagnation and continued corruption.

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