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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Feline Contented

The PM has been overheard/
Recounting how when he gave word/
That Scotland would stay/
Within the UK/
Her majesty quietly purred.///
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TV Dinners

The government health watchdog NICE/

Dispenses important advice:/

To get a flat belly/

Don’t watch so much telly/

Two hours a day should suffice.///

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29311464

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Mantel Piece

A popular author named Hilary/

Was put in a media pillory/

For saying of Thatcher/

She itched to dispatch ‘er/

But lacked the required artillery.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/hilary-mantel-should-be-investigated-by-police-over-margaret-thatcher-assassination-story-says-lord-bell-9746747.html

 

 

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The Great Vow Shift

Prime Minister Cameron’s vow/

Is causing a bit of a row/

The sweet words he said/

To get Scots in bed/

Are not what he’s offering now.///

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/20/ed-miliband-referendum-conference-david-cameron

 

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If at First You Don’t Secede…

There was an old SNP leader/
Who wanted to be a seceder/
But when he lost, Alex/
Said bugger this ballix/
I’ll leave it to some other bleeder.///
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The Noes by a Nose

The vote in the Scots referendum/

To keep UK ties or to end ‘em/

Was won by the noes/

From Unst to Melrose/

So now they’re just gonna amend ‘em.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-29270441

 

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King Crowned

Plantagenet Richard the Third/
Whose bones expert teams disinterred/
Was hit on the head/
And this made him dead/
Forensic researchers inferred.///
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Decommissioned

Policing Commissioner Shaun/

Who dug in his heels, has withdrawn/

Though failures in Rotherham/

Seemed not to bother ‘im/

Finally now he is gawn.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rotherham-child-abuse-scandal-police-commissioner-resigns-but-takes-no-responsibility-9735313.html

 

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Swede Success

There was an election in Sweden/
That left Social Democrats leadin’/
The xenophobe right/
Creating a fright/
And old PM Reinfeldt concedin’.///
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Royal Advice

An old royal monarch named Brenda/
Who’s not meant to do referenda/
Said Think When You Vote/
(Or so goes the quote)/
Betraying a hidden agenda.///
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