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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Scott-free

The Privy Councillor,
Party Leader,
Member of Parliament
(who nearly became Home Secretary),
Barrister at Law,
MA (Oxon),
Old Etonian
wanted to be free of Norman Scott.

He walked from the Old Bailey
a free man.
His ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ card
was his pedigree.
The nation thought he’d got away scot-free.

© Richard Devereux

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Richard Devereux is a member of Lansdown Poets and Bristol Stanza. His collection Bill tells the story of his grandfather, a soldier of World War One who fought on the Balkan front in northern Greece. Richard taught English in Athens and his knowledge of Greece inspires and informs much of his writing. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and on-line magazines.

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