The Circus is Coming to Town

Election fever. From May…to June.

They are coming to your city, village or town
with razzmatazz and a flourishing fanfare
to confront politicians and have a showdown
because they believe that the people care.
I am talking of course of the fourth estate
that is like a circus with bloodthirsty lions
which some reporters are keen to imitate
as they assail candidates in great battalions.
What brought about this flurry of interest
is the recent  announcement of an election
that’s supposed to be the government’s test
for wanting to make a change of direction.
The media will despatch their biggest guns
to interview ministers and backbenches too.
With relentless tenacity they are the ones
who will also examine the opposition view.
Not all are tactful in their interrogation;
if a newshound acts like a clumsy clown
the outraged persons of the voting nation
will no doubt shoot the questioner down.
© Luigi Pagano 2017


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One cannot help wondering two things about Treesa’s decision on an early election, Luigi, whether it was to increase her negotiating clout for a sharp severence, or to acquire a get-out-clause, a betrayal in fact? The different party’s manifest plans should give a good guide, whether her policies will improve of sabotage the chances of a Tory windfall. Labour has shot itself in it’s mangy foot by insisting on staying in the single market while the four freedoms are still attached to it? I fear a civil war? The difficulty in getting out of Europe shows why it was so… Read more »


I’ve come from a meeting tonight with the British Ambassador, His Eminence, Mr David Cairns, who came from Stockholm to tell us, the Brits, the latest regarding our future status after Brexit, and his message was that there would be no difference to the situation of those enjoying resident status now, we’ll even continue to get the pension rises given to Brits only in EU countries until we die, (this presumably means you’ll be okay too), and Swedish students in the UK will pay reduced EU course fees 2019 out. They’re even going to rescind that controversial law that stopped… Read more »


Good poem Luigi. Don’t gey me started about Brexit and the BBC 😉
I’m all for getting out ASAP – maybe it’s my age 😉

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