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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).

Feline Contented

The PM has been overheard/ Recounting how when he gave word/ That Scotland would stay/ Within the UK/ Her majesty quietly purred./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29335028 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/514501268682051585

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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 The government health watchdog NICE Dispenses important advice: To get a flat belly Don't watch so much telly Two … Continue reading

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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 A popular author named Hilary Was put in a media pillory For saying of Thatcher She itched … Continue reading

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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 Prime Minister Cameron's vow Is causing a bit of a row The sweet words … Continue reading

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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./// http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/alex-salmond-resigns-first-minister-for-scotland https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/513020662366351362

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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 The vote in the Scots referendum To keep UK ties … Continue reading

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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./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-29222775 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/512314849758830592

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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 Policing Commissioner Shaun Who dug in his heels has withdrawn Though failures in Rotherham Seemed not to bother … Continue reading

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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’./// http://www.thelocal.se/20140914/reinfeldt-steps-down-after-election-defeat https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/511436993734385664

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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./// http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/14/queen-scottish-independence-voters-think-carefully-referendum-balmoral https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/511207808122224640

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