John Davies is a senior corporate partner at leading commercial law firm Thrings.
Each month John addresses a topical news or business-related issue and gives his thoughts in a frank and comical way. As we eagerly await the clock striking midnight, John reflects on the highs and lows of the last year.
Goodbye 2015. You’ve been a funny old year. haven’t you? It’s astonishing how quickly time passes and how quickly we forget. So for this instalment, a little poem of reflection:
The cradle of Western civilisation
Greece an overspending nation
Bailouts galore, millions borrowed each day
But Greece is saved and moussaka will stay
The UK election, Tory versus Labour
Not so in Scotland where Sturgeon’s in favour
Ukip and Farage fail to deliver
And poor old Nick Clegg is chopped onion and liver
Blatter and FIFA’s balls are deflated
Athletics and Russia corrupt and berated
Our heroes are Murray, Ennis and Froome
Lewis and Rutherford help lift the sporting gloom
The Rugby World Cup lands firm on our shores
Japan topple Bokke, as All Blacks do roar
And what of old England? No wind in her sails
Wallabashed by the Aussies and toppled by Wales!
Paris sees dark days but the city stays strong
The struggle for peace will be lasting and long
Stability comes in the form of our Queen
Outlasting Victoria in duty serene
And what of your poet, the Welshman from Thrings?
I wish you a New Year of wonderful things
Thank you for reading, what a pleasure it’s been
And here’s to success in 2016
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