The poisoned garden

Rhubarb, laburnum,

rhododendron, juniper,

pulmonaria, digitalis,

nicotinia, periwinkle,

cannabis, aconitum,

salvia, laurel, hemlock,

rosemary, farage.

 

With acknowledgements to

The Poison Garden at Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland

and written after England’s recent win against Germany

 

◄ Alnmouth

The striker's fear of the penalty ►

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Greg Freeman

Wed 7th Jul 2021 23:10

Ah yes, George Galloway. A former Labour MP, as was another rabble rouser, Oswald Mosley, who acquired a certain following. Mosley got his comeuppance at Cable Street. A great pity Galloway didn't suffer a similar fate at Batley & Spen. He certainly deserved to.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 3rd Jul 2021 13:17

George Galloway is certainly a maverick politician. But his
fearless performance before a US Senate(?) enquiry stays in the
mind. Has anyone faced such an intimidating experience with
more professional aplomb. It is a lesson in political expertise
and informed response.

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Greg Freeman

Sat 3rd Jul 2021 08:58

You can certainly add 'galloway' to the list, Stephen. Originally from Scotland, has been found in Iraq, cultivated by Russia. Extremely toxic.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 2nd Jul 2021 12:54

And a booster jab yesterday from the same Mark Cavendish!
I felt even better for this second treatment.

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Stephen Gospage

Thu 1st Jul 2021 17:23

Applies equally well to the PM, especially the non-native and popping up. I guess the list is endless.....

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Greg Freeman

Thu 1st Jul 2021 15:45

Thanks for your observations, MC and Stephen. I've looked up 'farage' and it is described as a pernicious weed, non-native, and likely to pop up in unexpected places. Throwing milkshakes over it does not eradicate it.

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 30th Jun 2021 17:26

Well done for slipping in Nigel at the end, Greg. That really does require a health warning. Maybe there is no known antidote.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 30th Jun 2021 14:38

Poisons have antidotes, of course. And yesterday, there was the
injection of a fine stage win by Mark Cavendish in the legendary
sporting event known worldwide as the Tour de France. A come
back that made for a most welcome sporting "double" at this stressful time.

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