Copy. A daily-ish poem sequence, sequel to Issue ( Comments/Contact:

Sunday, August 31, 2003

U-turn as he
admits. Too
loud. Job he

loved. Eat
& Drink. Found
on a

beach. Poised
to win. Must
have seemed

an irrelevance.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Court of public
opinion. Style on
the high. One

foot in. Witness
witness. Time,

then. Re-
building. High
street chain.

Friday, August 29, 2003

The man ordered. Into
inquiry's glare. Powerful
car. In fear. Bows out

with a whimper. Scarlet
faces. New student drug.
Service became higher.

Oligarch in court. As the polls
closed. Upgrades abandoned
in cutbacks. Achieves the in-

ternational standard.

Thursday, August 28, 2003


heaven. Under-
mines key

Duster. 'Good'
news. A little

to hide
his view.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

'Imperialism.' Dis-
like of the public
sector. Hottest

young star. Parted
in street. Hurt in
bomb blast.

Laid battle
lines/plan. Justice
for UK. Face

to face. An
apology. In
freezer trucks. Three

Audacious bid.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Atlas syndrome? Farewell
to fantasy. Ministers
tried to gag. Planned to curb

police. Be more combative.
Calls for repeats. Poetry
in decline. Mainstream con-

sumer products. End their
thrifty ways. Exodus
of staff. It just did.

Monday, August 25, 2003

from his
new. How

to be. God
told to
retire. Hippest

hotels. Get
set. A one
hundred and

twenty mile
ring. Huge


Sunday, August 24, 2003

An inquiry? Leave
school. Gap between
widens. Admits

'challenges'. May be
challenged. Closures
soar. They had lost all

hope of rescue. Jailed
for fraud. Compliance
failings. Spell of hazy.

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Senior envoy
among. Children
among. A sci-

fi dream
house, plus. Not
big, but

clever. Exposed
as source. Still
missing target.

Harpooning of a
juvenile minke. Has
ordered relief. Two

giants in
the world.

Friday, August 22, 2003

How No.10 made case
for war. Ten best bank
holiday getaways. On

the day a new bowling
sensation was born. Firms
plan gay audits. A tel-

ephone call made
from Iran. Draw
a line. 'The jury is

still out.'

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Two fires burn
on main. All the
action. Every

vacancy. Cool off
in spilt water. 'Un-
ease.' 'Disbelief' at

lack of skills.
Imposed a secret
code. Its reluctance

to upset
energy industry.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Last minute changes.
The last bright
young thing. The only

official guide. Hardened
up. Unrivalled
coverage. Blush at the

picture of our rackety
trade. Less painful than
diet. The trial the

brainchild of
millionaire philantropist.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Water themed holiday
hell. Can't win. Finally,
the truth. The violent,

unpublished man-
uscript. Pocket-sized
listings. The sun rises

over. Brilliant new
broth. Ugly face of
beautiful game. Hearsay.

Monday, August 18, 2003

During an angry
meeting. Huge
blackouts. In chaos. In

every. Unexpected
blackouts. A capital
idea. 'Pressurising

her.' Slump
in languages. Causes
for concern. Lengthy spell

of sun. An upbeat
picture. Ignited fears
that it nurtures neo-

colonialist ambitions.
Suspend all flights.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Every vacancy for
every course at
every station. How

hounded? Amid
frantic efforts. To
the end. Loaded

with extras. Lapses.
Quake hits
holiday. Clearing

the way.

Saturday, August 16, 2003

Diplomat kicked out
over. Still twinkling
at. The truth about. A

record number. Former
captain slays. 1000s
of courses. The very

best. Panic over. Inter-
vention. Ambulance was
clearly marked.

Friday, August 15, 2003

Diet that changed
the world. Indispensable
guide for future. Two

reporters, one
story. The subject
of forty-

five minutes. Thousands
of failures. Smuggle
a Russian. People

smuggler. 'Iceman died
fighting.' A fair
assessment to make.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Find a place. Evidence may
settle. Dossier is damned
again. Let the inquiry

be. Murky world. Trying
to procure. Students stuck
at home. Died from the

heat. How to speak fluently
without notes! Clearly
by his own account he


Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Guide to making
it. Secret places
to stay. Flare

again. Tried
for a second. Poised
to allow. Bizarre

state contest.
Would 'sacrifice

presidency' for.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Procedural failure.
Turmoil. May linger
close to coast.

Man can take
the heat off - will
he? Terrorist

mastermind. Two nights
for the price
of one. A goodwill

gesture. It built
precious little.

Saturday, August 09, 2003

The ecstasy, the
agony. Our weird
weather. Founder

is going into
space. A second
luxury. A theory

that a
masseuse was
murdered. Not

to serve a second
term. Laid above
their graves.

Friday, August 08, 2003

Printing press or
photocopier? You
decide. A fresh crisis.

A new generation
of tanks. Cloudy with
showers. Mounting a

strong bid. Stay too long
in the glare. 'Who's pulling
whose strings?' Snaking

past the castle
walls. Will fail and will
fail. Certain to spark

fury. Fails to bail. A quiet
day, thank god, thank fuck.

Thursday, August 07, 2003

The scary monster they
call dad. Deepcut report
'devastating'. Classics

slump. To speed up
revamp. Complaint about
sexist ads. Dead

scientist claims. Leak
reveals spin. With
minimal ceremony. Agreed to


Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Your inquisitor
awaits. What would Jesus
do? Stories for long

summer days. Key
points. 'All
decisions have to be taken

by me. I alone
will decide what
matters.' The secret

life. Joins the stars.
A uniquely revealing
interview. 'I am

the law.'

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Descending into
hell. Hundreds
of jobs. Worst

polluters. 'I still have work
to do.' Linear city.
Dies in desert. Refugees

go home. To claim world
record. Weapons hidden
in cameras. Weapons

or bombs.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Who spiked Saltburn's
hanging baskets? Don't
deserve a proper

burial. Conflict between
heritage and re-
newal. 'I'm going to

need an excuse.' Mediocre
equipment. Laws against
illicit trade. Her self.

Sunday, August 03, 2003

A grave threat. 'Gravely
inward.' Fashions craze. Still
tiny minority. Wants inquiry

televised. 'Codify.' 'There isn't
an awful lot which is
new here.' Media row

escalates. 'The common
inheritance of
humanity.' Strains show.

Saturday, August 02, 2003

Hussain quits/hunted. Biggest
mass grave. Terrible desire. Is al-
ready crumbling. Serious pro-

fessional misconduct. Lynching
fear. Is his own worst
enemy. At once provoked

a dispute. Many other such
Sunni groups. A bright start. Pro-
vide drug addicts with

heroin. At the heart
of alienation.

Friday, August 01, 2003

Spin could damage and
destroy. A massacre. Agreeing
to fix. Simple technique, rapid

results, free. A fresh wave
of fighting. Managing a high-
flying city. Squandered. 'Even

the children.' Something wrong
in the way. 'Maybe I
would kill them.'