18 March 2016
To the government’s benefits plan,
IDS professed himself not a fan.
He resigned; which is ironic,
For his tenure's been shambolic.
For Brexit, he’d cause as much harm as he can.
19 March 2016
To Belgium the authorities had tracked,
Two men behind the Paris attacks,
The spooks were rather pleased,
That neither were deceased,
So their memories can be unpacked.
20 March 2016
In a policy turn unequivocally meteoric,
Obama’s trip to Cuba was historic,
Hoping that sanctions withdrawn,
Would plant the seeds of reform,
With the help of Cubans diasporic.
21 March 2016
The opposition accused the president of graft,
At which Zambia's government first laughed,
But as elections approach,
The police were reproached
And with arrests, thought democracy they’d shaft.
22 March 2016
All the predictions came true,
When Jihadis attacked Brussels too.
With 31 dead,
We can take it as read,
That Belgium’s security are too few.
23 March 2016
Zuma has the backing of the ANC,
But his future is all at sea,
For the police said they’d look.
Over his son’s books,
In search of what corruption they might see.
24 March 2016
Releasing the SNP’s wrath,
Was a humiliating confrontation with math,
When examining Scotland’s budget,
Reveals a mountain of debt,
Out of which there would be no clear path.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.