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). https://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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The Colour of Money

There was an old fellow named Green/

Whose personal wealth was obscene/

He stripped BHS/

And left it a mess/

And got a big gong from the Queen.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36879241

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Quotes from Chairman May

New British Prime Minister May/

Took Downing Street’s paintings away/

To put up instead/

Wise words she has said/

To motivate workers each day.///

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/prime-minister-theresa-may-replace-downing-street-artwork-with-framed-quotations-of-her-own-speech-a7152106.html
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Allardyce Gamble

The FA’s new hope of salvation/

Arrives with a mixed reputation/

Dismissed by West Ham/

Yet somehow Big Sam/

Helped Sunderland dodge relegation.///

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/sam-allardyce-the-former-bolton-and-west-ham-managers-record-in-focus-ahead-of-england-job-a7147051.html

 

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Conservative Catfight

Poor Larry the Number 10 Cat/

Has come off the worst in a spat/

With FCO’s Palmerston./

Though no great harm is done/

Boris and May need a chat.///

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/larry-the-cat-treated-by-vet-amid-turf-war-fracas-with-rival-pal/

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Second Time as Farce

Melania’s speech went so well/

Till somewhere it rang a faint bell/

And experts concurred/

She stole word for word/

An earlier one by Michelle.///

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/19/melania-trump-republican-convention-plagiarism-michelle-obama

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Putsch Doesn’t Come to Shove

There is an old fellow from Turkey/
Who’s feeling decidedly perky/
The coup was a flop/
And left him on top,/
Though some find it all rather murky.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36824045

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Hard Landing

When Boris got up off his futon/

And put a respectable suit on/

To fly off to Brussels/

And flex UK muscles/

A fault saw him grounded at Luton.///

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/17/boris-johnson-plane-emergency-landing-luton

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Boris Bounces Back

The man running foreign affairs/

Writes humorous verse that compares/

The leaders of Turks/

To goat-fucking jerks./

The satirist wryly despairs.///

Look Theresa, if you’re going to start giving top jobs to offensive limerick-writers, make me an offer, OK?

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/14/boris-johnson-life-xenophobic-gaffes

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Cameron Up The Khyber

There was an old fellow named Dave/

Who left Number 10 with a wave, /

The cause of his exit/

A gamble on Brexit/

That dug his political grave.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36778350

 

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Brexit Stage Right

The UKIP boss Nigel Farage/

Resigned as the group’s grand fromage/

He won in a poll/

To take back control/

But wants someone else to take charge.///

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36702929

https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/749945679963914240

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