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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Leavers gonna leave

A two-parter for you today…

1)

Dear PM, So long, it’s been real,/

But now on reflection I feel/

I cannot in conscience/

Support this old nonsense -/

Although I helped broker the deal.///

2)

Dear kindly Prime Minister May,/

I’m sadly unable to stay/

And serve in a cabinet/

Without Mr Raabinet,/

Sincere regards, Esther McVey.///

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46219495

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Cabinet pudding

The Cabinet meeting on Brexit/

Agreed, though the details still vex it,/

The deal done by May,/

But most pundits say/

Just wait till the Commons rejects it.///

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46215930

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Writer-Man

A hero creator named Stan/
Helped give us the whole Marvel clan/
From Spidey and Thor/ 
To Fantastic Four -/
Let’s hear it for Comic Book Man.///

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Fair weather friend

Remembering those who were slain/

And promising never again/

Brings leaders together/

Whatever the weather -/

But not Donald Trump if it’s rain.///

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46168995

 

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Raab sees Brexit

The Brexit Sec’s lately been struck/

That Britain needs shipments by truck/

That pass through Calais;/

The rest of us say:/

“I mean, what the actual fuck?”///

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There was an old man…

An old man who finds it frustrating/

His years deter women from dating/

Seeks legal redress/

To make his age less,/

Improving his low Tinder rating.///

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Sessions out

The White House has fired Jeff Sessions/

Who wouldn’t support Trump’s suppressions,/

And named a politicker/

Named Matthew Whitaker/

To help cover up his transgressions.///

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/07/jeff-sessions-fired-us-attorney-general

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Red and Dead

Nevada’s state vote went ahead/
With voters electing a red,/
The pimp Dennis Hof,/
Not being put off/
By his being certified dead.///

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Dump Trump

Significant numbers of voters/

Turned out in the States to give notice/

They’re not gonna plump/

For President Trump /

The next time they’re picking a POTUS.///

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Stellar progress

An asteroid passing our star,/
Resembling a giant cigar,/
Named ‘Oumuamua/
Is like very few are/
And could be a probe from afar.///

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