After her disastrous 2017 conference speech, PM Theresa May occupies three of the top four spots, with Trump only coming in at 9th place. But May is a long way behind another woman in what has traditionally been a male job. My limerick on Jodie Whittaker being named as the new lead character in Doctor Who put all the others in the shade, breaking the 1750 barrier in two days – and is still going at time of writing. Here’s a revised top 9.
July 16, 2017 (1,842 Retweets)
There once was an old Doctor who/
On dying, became someone new;/
One day she awoke,/
No longer a bloke,/
Cos women can be Doctors too.///
June 9, 2017 (1,142 Retweets)
There once was a woman named May/
Who threw an election away/
She lost her majority/
And has no authority/
How long can she honestly stay?///
May 31, 2017 (680 Retweets)
There once was a woman named May
Who called a vote then ran away
If anyone sees ‘er
She missed the debate held today.
October 3, 2017 (545 Retweets)
Theresa May’s fight to survive
Was broadcast from conference live;
She had a bad cough
The wall said F off
And May got her P45.
June 9, 2017 (522 Retweets)
Ex-leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall/
June 30, 2016 (433 Retweets)
There once was an ex-London mayor
Shambolic, with shaggy fair hair
Who led us to Brexit
Then ran for the exit
With everything up in the air.
September 26, 2017 (402 Retweets)
The character limit on Twitter
Restricts how long users can witter
Increasing the length
May not be a strength
And may see it go down the sh*
November 9, 2016 (380 Retweets)
There was an old billionaire,
A groper with bright yellow hair,
Whom millions of voters
Elected as POTUS,
Engendering global despair.
March 17, 2014 (303 Retweets)
There once was a ripple in space
That grew at incredible pace
Now close observation
Reveals this inflation
Has left an indelible trace.
May 23, 2015 (285 Retweets)
The Irish have now had their say
From Dublin to Donegal Bay
A motion was carried
That folks can get married
No matter if straight or if gay.
*Yes, it’s the old gag of running out of characters at the critical moment – which will become very hard if they give me 280!