An out-and-out crisis is near/
As Whitehall wakes up to the fear/
That grips UK business -/
A shortage of fizziness*/
Endangering crumpets and beer.///
My Twitter friend and limerick aficionado @dubbaemm wonders whether ‘fizzness’ might be better, to rhyme with business. I did consider that, but in the end it’s a choice between playing fast and loose with the rhyme or with the correctness of the word, and I went for the former.