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) and There Once Was a Man with Six Wives: Kings and Queens in Limericks (Pavilion, 2017)

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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Fox not Trusted with Chicken

The EU gave Liam a kickin/

About chlorination of chicken/

Which Brussels forbids/

But Fox reckons kids/

Will find chlorine sauce finger-lickin.///

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/brussels-attacks-liam-foxs-ignorant-remarks-chlorinated-chicken-eu-trade-deal-us

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No Shit!

There is an old Tory who’s happy/

To say he has not changed a nappy/

For Jacob Rees-Mogg/

Who’s on his 6th sprog/

Has nanny for anything crappy.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jacob-rees-mogg-never-changed-a-nappy-lbc-nigel-farage-nanny-conservatives-a7854791.html

 

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Dammit, Thanet!

A local authority, Thanet/

Was UKIP’s, alone on the planet/

Till someone defected/

Because she rejected/

The way fellow Ukippers ran it.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-40691149

 

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Too Hot for Spicey

Sean Spicer abruptly resigned/

Believing himself undermined;/

He got a bit tucci/

When old Scaramucci/

Was brought in to kick his behind.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40687521

 

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Gender Agenda

Some BBC staff were dismayed/

On learning how much others made/

Especially when/

It turned out white men/

Are rather more handsomely paid.///

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/19/evans-lineker-bbc-top-earners-only-two-women-among-best-paid-stars

 

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Chopper Copper

There was a lascivious copper/

Whose conduct was rather improper/

When women got bare/

He’d film from the air/

With one hand controlling his chopper.///

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/18/south-yorkshire-police-helicopter-crew-filmed-people-naked-sheffield-crown-court-told

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Short Shrift

The Saudis are on the alert/
For anything apt to subvert/
How girls are repressed/
Which means an arrest/
For wearing a threatening skirt.///

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/18/saudi-arabia-video-of-indecently-dressed-woman-at-heritage-site-prompts-investigation

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Got My ‘moji Workin’

Today let’s say thanks to a 👨🏽
Who worked for a firm in 🇯🇵
He had an 👁️🦌
To show 😂 or 😱
With pix – so now everyone🥫.

http://time.com/4860488/world-emoji-day-facts-2017/

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Who’s That Girl

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Swiss on a Roll

A fellow named Roger who’s Swiss/

Hits balls and does not often miss;/

The oldest champ yet,/

He won every set -/

He really is taking the piss.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40625069

 

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