EYE ON THE WORLD #27

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Brexit Deal. If correct: out of Single Market & Customs Union; link broken to ECJ. Rule parity on goods/agri (meaning no Irish border), leaving UK free for services & global deals. New rules need Parliamentary approval, giving UK get-out clause. If EU reject, UK must walk.
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Pappa Razzi says: Chequers – Operation Save Boris Johnson went well. PM threatened to sack him? Pics of angry Boris in car we can’t see inside, & suggested argument on terrace in perfect sniper distance? Yeah, right! Boris begrudgingly did the right thing? Theresa & Boris – the new Eric & Ernie.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #26

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: USA & immigration – a simple reason for their problem. America meddled in Latin America to keep Communists out of their backyard by supporting Right Wing Juntas that bled those countries dry. Admit a bit of responsibility!
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Philip Osophy says: Airbus says it may pull out of UK following no deal Brexit, threatening over 100,000 jobs. Remember this, folks: the true face of Big Biz – bullying and anti-democratic. I look forward to UK’s new, Green-based, industrial revolution without them.
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EYE ON THE WORLD #25

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: So Kim Jong-un wasn’t an actor with his body packed with explosives. He really means peace (?). I hope so, but a word of caution. Best to see North Korea as a cult rather than a country. And unpredictability rules.
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Major de Ranger says: I like Donald Trump. He’s shaken up the world, forced it out of its smug globalization complacency and is getting results (?). But always be cautious of him. If he gets his instinct wrong, it could all go Bang! But – so far so good.
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Guru Tony says: One depressing point about the Singapore Summit – it confirms power only listens to oil or the Bomb. Want a deal? Well get building, folks! Although the guy who said bad hair days don’t work was wrong.
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RATTLER’S TALE #7

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Knight hides in armour
While peasants are hacked to death
Battle was hell then

CONFIRMATION: The surgeon confirmed the lady had a donor for her heart transplant. Beside her, unseen, the other lady thought: about time I was turned off. Places to go, dead friends to see … living enemies to haunt …

Blogger Bard says:
Love this craft of mine
The writer plots, weaves, deceives
Crafty tales are best

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RATTLER’S TALE #6

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Environ-mental
We abuse our habitat
Call planet a friend

KIND: He was always kind to his own kind; kill any other kind who threatened them. Nature acted in kind. His gene pool became so depleted, soon there were none of his kind left at all. Which was poetic, in a kind of way.

Harry Fang says:
My shroud is total
My memories, thoughts and life
Essence of your death

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EYE ON THE WORLD #24

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: No agreement in Northern Ireland. Of course not! It’ll last ’til border sorted. Then they’ll blame govt if it goes wrong.
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Dr Illya Ness says: Trauma (ITV) perfectly portrayed the attitude of too many doctors. If we think of them as gods, they’ll have the arrogance of gods.
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RATTLER’S TALE #5

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Harry Fang says:
The excitement grows
Latest vampire film preview
Sucks their sanity

AFTERTHOUGHT: She sat on the empty farm, the animals, the plants, all gone, frizzled away in the eco-disaster. Finally, out of the bunker, she smiled at the camera, wondering what the photographer would taste like.

Blogger Bard says:
Rule by Divine Right
Miracle of politics
Kings were good con men
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EYE ON THE WORLD #23

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Pappa Razzi says: Carrie Gracie says BBC tells the truth. Worrying that any media can say that. More worrying that they actually do believe it.
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Polly Ticks says: Carillion. Capita? Once upon a time govt cut backs caused strikes. Now they’re destroying the economy. Which is preferable?
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RATTLER’S TALE #4

The Pop Lit Mini Mag
Haiku & Microficiton
for Social Networks

WRITING TIPS

Guru Tony says:
Everyone is green
Nature thrives – safe for all time
I do like fiction

EUPHORIC: A lady sat in a train, a man opposite. One is euphoric. Just one stop left. It’s getting dark. One is a vampire. The werewolf suspects.

Blogger Bard says:
He’s fed up of draughts
Smash window – police give him bed
Break from homelessness
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EYE ON THE WORLD #22

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COMMENT FROM THE UK

Polly Ticks says: Two minutes. That’s how long it took EU ministers to decide UK’s fate. No debate, all agreeing? And they call it democracy.
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Dr Illya Ness says: Mental health issues must be taken into account with UK PIP payments, says court. Govt can’t be moral without prompting.
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