Mick Twister

Mick Twister is an anagram of Twitmericks.

Mick writes limericks about the news on Twitter, pretty much daily, as @twitmericks. These are also reproduced below, with links to the relevant news stories.

He is the author of There Was an Old Geezer Called Caesar: A History of the World in 100 Limericks (Anova, 2013). http://twitmericks.com/book-news/

He writes limericks with a biblical theme for the quarterly 197 Piccadilly magazine. http://www.sjp.org.uk/uploads/1/6/5/7/16572376/____pp197_autumn_2013smaller.pdf

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Political Hurly-Burley

The duel between David and Ed/
Was not a debate head to head/
Just Paxman all surly/
With sniping from Burley/
And audience questions instead.///
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32064712

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Plantagenet Planted Again

The body of Richard III/
Has finally been reinterred/
With honours in Leicester/
No longer to fester/
Neath cars, as for years had occurred.///
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-32052800

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Strop Gear

The TV star Jeremy Clarkson/
Whatever new show he embarks on/
Will prosper, I bet/
So let’s not forget/
The fellow whose face he left marks on.
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http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/mar/25/jeremy-clarkson-police-investigation-bbc-report-top-gear

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A New Direction

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction/
Engendering teenage dejection/
He’s leaving the stage/
So hold the front page/
And bugger the general election.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32057401

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Candid Cameron?

If Cameron wins, the PM/
Declares he will do it pro tem;/
When he’s had his day,/
George, Boris or May -/
He’ll pass on the baton to them.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32037196

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Know What Amin?

A Tory chap standing in Dudley/
Was caught getting rather too cuddly/
With EDL leaders/
And frankly, dear readers/
His justification is muddly.///
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32011321

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Sexed-up Exes

A top UKIP hopeful in Kent/
Appears to have done something bent/
By eating her fill/
Then getting a bill/
For more than she actually spent.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-31982168

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Eclipse Eclipsed

Here is the safest of tips/
On how to survive an eclipse/
Establish your base/
In some cloudy place/
The solar phenomenon skips.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/uk-weather-solar-eclipse-could-be-blocked-out-by-cold-front-over-the-country-10117383.html

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All Rise!

Three prominent judges were sacked/
Because when their browsing was tracked/
The images seen/
Revealed they had been/
Accessories after The Act.///
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/three-judges-sacked-for-allegedly-viewing-porn-on-official-judiciary-computers-10113032.html

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Shapps’s Lapse

Conservative chairman Grant Shapps/
Has had to admit that perhaps/
Although he denied/
His job on the side/
He’d suffered a memory lapse.
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http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/16/grant-shapps-urged-to-quit-over-second-job-under-michael-green-pseudonym

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