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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.

lines on the departure of Johann Lamont as leader of the Labour party in the Scottish Parliament

Few will lament The end of Lamont, Apart from that Ed Who she’s punched in the head.

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A rubbish poem written in 10 minutes about Russell Brand

Who’d have thunk when watching Big Brother’s Big Mouth The Dickensian host with language uncouth Apologising for Jade’s racist remarks Some months later would alarm Andrew Sachs By phoning to say he’d shagged his granddaughter And other remarks he’d really ought not to? … Continue reading

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A rubbish topical couplet

Might be best to avoid Private views of Lord Freud.

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a rubbish topical poem contemplating the lack of official concern into allegations of ballot rigging in the referendum raised by a well known American writer

On Sunday we’ll go to Freedom Square; Let’s hope Naomi Wolf will be there Brandishing her blank ballot spreadsheet With labelled columns, all lined and neat: Listing regions from around Scotland And ballot papers that should have been banned. The Electoral Commission doesn’t … Continue reading

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This week’s rubbish topical poem-lines on the media reponse to Douglas Carswell’s by election victory

Matthew Parris blames you For the Clacton to do.

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A rubbish untopical poem on a topic and in a style requested by a reader

Crow and legislative competence His winged shadow black Fell on the page black Crow descended black He clawed the words black His acts – beak tore black Crow belched “Not law”

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Another rubbish poem on a topical issue

I sometimes incline To confuse Naomi Klein With Wolf, which is a no go Perhaps best resolved with a logo.

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tonight’s rubbish topical poem

A sheep in Wolf’s clothing I’ve just read Naomi. Her brain’s shred. Oh my, eh?

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National poetry day 2014

Those things that poets said   Those things that poets said Of love seemed true to me When I loved and I fed On love and poetry equally.   But now I wish I knew If theirs were love indeed, … Continue reading

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this week’s other political poem

Mister Ed was talking hoarse So whispered “deficit” Of course

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This week’s political poem

Sadly I didn’t have the time For Ukip to move me to verse

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A personal reflection on the impact on me of the departure of Jason Orange from Take That

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referendum poem

Like many people I have greatly enjoyed the tremendously bad poetry about the referendum as people have put together words on a page with no sense of the shape of the words on the page, how to use space,  or any … Continue reading

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Yah all right? YYAAAHHHHH AAAALLLLLLL RRRRIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTTTT?

I live in a relatively new housing estate in central Scotland. Like many recently built housing estates our area neighbours extensive social housing. The local primary school has a great mix of children and parents talk at the gates or in the playground … Continue reading

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my journey to my referendum decision

I’ll probably go out of the house after breakfast, walk up the street, then through the cut, turn left, and along the road past the roundabout until I get to the new houses and then turn left to the community centre. … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on referendum opinion polling

In recent years I have tried to avoid blogging on scottish politics for reasons too complicated to go into. But after a week of reading silly tweets, press releases, blog posts, and articles I have been stirred from my silence. … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband – an apology

Following the publication by loveandgarbage on his twitter feed of a picture of Ed Milband accompanied by the salutations “how do?” and “#goalface” Loveandgarbage’s press secretary has just issued this statement on his behalf: “Loveandgarbage  was promoting his twitter feed by … Continue reading

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Scientifically based poll on thing for the purposes of some free publicity over various social media outlets from people who should know better

As the PR person for loveandgarbage I often ask myself how can I increase links to my website without spending any money. I find that a spurious on-line poll about a thing in the news notionally targeted at and representing … Continue reading

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Books of the year

Poetry I loved Sophie Hannah’s Selected Poems, (which was funny and wise) and RS Thomas’s Poems to Elsi – which collects the poems Thomas wrote to and for his wife (before and after her death). Novels I have long admired … Continue reading

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The ORIGINAL Is there snow outside? LIVE-BLOG

1.25 pm Ah. It’s stopped. 1.23 pm Yes. yes there is.

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