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BORIS'S ROGUE GOVERNMENT

ONLY NINE MONTHS IN AND BORIS JOHNSON'S TORY GOVERNMENT HAS GONE ROGUE

THE UK HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF FATALITIES FROM COVID IN EUROPE WITH OVER 60,000 CITIZENS HAVING LOST THEIR LIVES

CARE HOMES WERE EFFECTIVELY LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES

EVEN NOW 'TEST AND TRACE' ISN'T UP TO SCRATCH

AND ON THE CONTINUING SHAMBLES OF BREXIT, JOHNSON HAS NOW BROKEN INTERNATIONAL LAW BY UNILATERALLY REWRITING PART OF THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT HE HIMSELF BROKERED AND SPURIOUSLY SOLD TO THE ELECTORATE IN DECEMBER 2019 AS "OVEN READY"; BY DOING SO, NOT ONLY HAS HE SHOWN HIS CONTEMPT FOR THE BRITISH ELECTORATE, HE HAS ALSO IRREVOCABLY TARNISHED THE UK'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR STRAIGHT DEALING

JUST HOW MUCH MORE INCOMPETENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE DOES THIS COUNTRY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH FROM THIS CHARLATAN PRIME MINISTER AND HIS MALTHUSIAN PARTY...?

"BRITAIN IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY" SAYS A PRIME MINISTER WHO THOUGHT IT PERFECTLY OKAY TO WRITE ABOUT "PICANINNIES" WITH "WATERMELON SMILES" -
SADLY SINCE THE "HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT" AND BREXIT, BRITAIN IS BECOMING A MORE RACIST SOCIETY, AND BORIS JOHNSON IS PART OF THE PROBLEM! WINDRUSH AND GRENFELL HAPPENED ON THE TORIES' WATCH, THEY ARE PRECISELY THE WRONG PARTY TO BE IN GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME (OR, INDEED, AT ANY TIME)...

New Prose Tom Kelly's Sorry
New Reviews Dave Russell on James Joyce
Dave Russell on Duane Voorhees' Gift – God Runs Through All These Rooms
Felix Cassiel on Victoria Bean's Liberties
Felix Cassiel on Richard Skinner's Terrace
Felix Cassiel on Francis Combes' If The Symptoms Persist
Felix Cassiel on Goran Simić's New and Selected Sorrows
Alan Morrison on Amir Darwish's Dear Refugee and Fiona Sinclair's Slow Burner
Alan Morrison on Stephen Sawyer's There Will Be No Miracles Here
Alan Morrison on Bernard Saint's Roma and Michael Crowley's First Fleet
Leon Brown on Mike Leigh's Peterloo (2018)
Jenny Farrell's Marxist Reading of Wuthering Heights
New Fred Russell on The Roots of Racism
New Marx & Morry David Betteridge on reading Karl Marx
Alan Morrison on Andy Croft's Letters To Randall Swingler
Alan Morrison on Ian Parks' Citizens
Dave Russell on Stevie James' A Lonely Man Circling the Earth
Kevin Saving on A Quiet Passion, Deaths of the Poets and The Bughouse:
the poetry, politics and madness of Ezra Pound
Reviews Alan Morrison on Bruce Harris's Kaleidoscope
Alan Morrison on Andy Willoughby's Between Stations
Alan Morrison on Larry Beckett's Paul Bunyan
Kevin Saving on Louis MacNeice's 'The Sunlight on the Garden' and
Chidiock Tichborne's 'Tichborne's Elegy'
Reviews Alan Morrison on Barry Tebb's Collected Poems 1964-2016
Alan Morrison on Paul van Ostaijen's Occupied City
Dave Russell on Wendy Young's The Dream of Somewhere Else    
New Poems Tom Kelly, Roger Ettenfield, Douglas Penick, Stephen Kingsnorth, Tanner,
Rudy Baron, Steve Pottinger, Ilhem Issaoui, Alan Price, Fiona Sinclair, Ken Simpson, Sam Silva,
Jim Morris, Keith Armstrong Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Rachel Hegarty, Liam O'Neill, Alan O'Brien,
Fred Johnston, David Butler, Moya Roddy, Michael Lee Johnson, Patrick Bolger, Francis Devine,
Alan Weadick, Andrew Barnes, Bernard Saint, Michael H. Brownstein, Keith Moul

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it is wrong ... to imagine that the currently fashionable and approved constitutes the work of permanent importance  Alan Bold (1970)

Modern English polite society...
seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it. A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob 
George Bernard Shaw
 An Unsocial Socialist (1883)

The want of poetical power is the impelling force in the case of most versifiers. They would fain be poets, and imagine that the best way is to try to write poetry and to publish what they write. They will never see their mistake. Equus asinus still believes that the possession of an organ of noise is sufficient, with a little practice, to enable him to sing like a nightingale. 
John Davidson (1857 – 1909)