Idea of Europe

becoming a superstate
britain’s autonomy
on sunday

aims to unify
efforts to dominate
doomed attempts

unify the continent
golden age of the romans

various people tried
it ends tragically
he said

underlying loyalty
the idea of europe
there is no single authority

Hang on to hope

failure is a national scandal
work halted because exclusion zone
work cannot continue

one blow after another
a demolition technique

standing remnants fall away
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on behalf of families

the remainder
is currently considered unstable, sadly
swansea, rotherham

a national scandal
hang on to hope
now we just hope

Do you know any 4-year olds?

statements had given the boy’s age as four
the boy who fell in
the boy who suffered minor injuries

do you know any four-year-olds?
they can climb over anything
extended sympathies to the thane

captive-born, a zoo-ed animal
protecting the boy
a unique personality

like the chicago female
daughter of sunshine
my sympathies to the thane

a shooting death of a 17-year-old
indicators of protection
he didn’t seem to be afraid

he examined
grown agitated by screaming
all sympathy to the thane

it began to drag him
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he was endangered

tranqs wouldn’t have worked in time
for wild attendant risks:
i sympathise with the thane

two polar bears in a service hallway
physical barriers are not adequate
it’s not happening at the zoo

the two other females
are they allowed to see?
i feel so sorry for you

think about your companion dog
a unique personality
send sympathies to the thane

For those who hope

the managerial juggernaut
powered through success and controversy
in his self-appointed role

he wrote his own legend with spectacular
triumphs, volatile behaviour
and sabre-toothed soundbites:
no-one could count themselves safe

ignominy and scandals
“don’t call me arrogant,” he told the assembled
a potted history littered with high opinion

he sowed the seeds of his cult —
lavish spending
a staggering sum of money

turbulence, inconsistency
doubts have begun
infamous outbursts down the years
the whole episode displayed an unsavoury side

his much-vaunted methods
his strict bible
a belief has also taken root
he cannot nurture

these are troubling trends
for those who hope

Managers celebrate

disgusting and obscene
managers celebrate
the closure programme

a black-tie dinner
at a mayfair club
to mark the completion

closed, within budget
a gloating bulletin
circulated to staff

an enjoyable evening
in the luxurious setting
axe-swinging antics

it is, frankly, obscene
a slap-up beano
to celebrate the axing of 800

devastate safety
a massive kick in the staff
members are furious

in keeping with his manifesto
a review will assess
the impact of closures

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Unpleasant surprises

six strikes and you’re out
unpleasant surprises
held back at the end to be searched

surprise answers to
unsurprising questions
can’t get no minimum wage

fines and back pay
a multimillion-pound bill
company’s too big — a victim of its own success

a high-profile specialist taskforce:
the committee heard from steve
unacceptable and unreasonable, arrogance and contempt

110 ambulance callouts
a culture of fear
a birth in the toilets, right there in the toilets

a pre-paid card, £10 to get
a management fee
dave would not be taking his bonus