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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Fence policy

In Britain, the Euro-election/

Reflected widespread disaffection/

As parties that tried/

To not take a side/

Lost voters in every direction.///

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End of May

Embattled Prime Minister May,/

Who struggled to get her own way,/

While those who’d be leader/

All fought to succeed her,/

Reluctantly called it a day.///

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Leadsom balloon

For May, losing Andrea Leadsom/

Leaves things looking ever more dreadsome/

But Tories may find/

Once May has resigned/

The problem is not just who heads ’em.///

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Mayoral erection

The Montereau mayor’s inspiration/

For boosting a low population/

Is give every shagger a/

Dose of viagra/

And hope they’ll pursue procreation.///

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Wei to go!

The Cabinet row over Huawei/

Unfolded in quite a bizawei:/

Theresa got piqued,/

Said Gavin had leaked/

And told him “Mawei or the Hawei!”///

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Yeti again

The Indian army released/

Some pix from the country’s northeast/

Of tracks in the snow/

That somehow they know/

Were made by a mythical beast.///

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Campaign in Spain

The weekend election in Spain/

Saw overall Socialist gain/

And left, due to Vox,/

PP on the rocks,/

Its reign mainly fallen, it’s plain.///

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48081540

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Fracked off

“Alack”, said Natascha, “I’m packing,/

As backing for fracking is lacking;/

Just give us a break,/

And take the odd quake -/

The UK has got to get cracking!”///

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Money to burn

A woman transformed into ash/

Some 40K Euros in cash/

By baking a strudel/

(Her boyfriend, the noodle,/

Neglecting to mention his stash).///

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Comedy polled

A comic’s successful campaign/

Has brought him electoral gain;/

“They laughed”, he deadpanned,/

“On hearing I’d stand -/

They’re not laughing now in Ukraine!”

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