Poetry

On the Present European Disunion

Nanny McPhee and that homely Angela Merkel are forever henceforth linked in my bemusing mind —the one with her warts and stern manner rounding a circle, the other, mothering poor nations left perilously blind. And just as that fearsome Nanny over time with gently inflexible behaviour brought an unruly household of children to heel and to health, so too might this East German motherly saviour restore the EU to reunion and better-spent wealth … Dear Nanny, we need you (so beautifully played there by Emma) —when will you return with your bustling compendium of rules, and Angela (dear hausfrau) minding…

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