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About twitmericks

There is an old fellow called Mick/Who's been penning the odd limerick/I admit he's no Keats/But he does them in tweets/So to follow, you just have to click. https://twitter.com/#!/twitmericks "The limerick master of the twitterati" (The Guardian).

Free Jaz

The King of the House of Al Saud/ Who’d like to see Qataris cowed/ Says close Al Jazeera/ So making it clearer/ He wants a free press disallowed./// http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/backpid/1/article/qatar-saudi-led-coalition-lists-the-closure-of-al-jazeera-among-conditions-to-end-crisis/ The King of the House of Al SaudWho'd like to see … Continue reading

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Skirting Round the Rules

Some boys in an Exeter school/ Who wanted their legs to be cool/ Attended beskirted/ And thereby subverted/ The “no shorts please” uniform rule./// http://www.devonlive.com/exeter-school-responds-to-parents-as-boys-in-skirts-protest-goes-worldwide/story-30406092-detail/story.html Some boys in an Exeter schoolWho wanted their legs to be coolAttended beskirtedAnd thereby subvertedA … Continue reading

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Sod this for a Game of Thrones

Prince Harry, the son of the heir/ Says most UK royals don’t care/ To sit on the throne;/ Has Britain outgrown/ The whole monarchistic affair?/// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40363063 Prince Harry, the son of the heirSays most UK royals don't careTo sit on … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Speech Condensed

“My Government wanted to table/ More bills but is sadly unable;/ The measures set out/ Remove any doubt/ It’s not strong, and nor is it stable”./// https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/21/the-guardian-view-on-the-queens-speech-in-office-but-not-in-power "My Government wanted to tableMore bills but is sadly unable;The measures set outRemove … Continue reading

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Travis’s Pickle

Ex-Uber boss Travis Kalanick/ Considered himself messianic/ Till forced to resign/ Because, bottom line,/ Investors were starting to panic./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40351859 Ex-Uber boss Travis KalanickConsidered himself messianicTill forced to resignBecause, bottom line,Investors were starting to panic. — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) June … Continue reading

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Davis Wavers

The Brexit Sec headed to Brussels/ To show the EU how he hustles,/ But promptly gave way / The very first day/ When Barnier flexed a few muscles./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jun/19/uk-caves-in-to-eu-demand-to-agree-divorce-bill-before-trade-talks The Brexit Sec headed to BrusselsTo show the EU how he … Continue reading

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Macron Marches On

Emmanuel Macron’s advance/ Continued on Sunday in France/ Though rates of abstention/ Are worthy of mention/ As many, it seems, looked askance./// http://www.aljazeera.com/video/news/2017/06/france-macron-eyes-parliament-sweep-turnout-170618165726384.html Emmanuel Macron's advanceContinued on Sunday in FranceThough rates of abstentionAre worthy of mentionAs many, it seems, looked … Continue reading

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Farewell Helmut

Farewell German Chancellor Kohl/  Who played a significant rohl/ In fusing the nation,/ Reunification – / I guess it worked out on the whohl./// https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/16/helmut-kohl-ex-chancellor-and-architect-of-german-reunification-dies-aged-87 Farewell German Chancellor #Kohl Who played a significant rohlIn fusing the nation,Reunification –I guess it … Continue reading

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Trump Must be Seen to be Done

Enquiries are being conducted/ To see if the POTUS obstructed/ A judicial probe;/ All over the globe/ Observers say he sure as fucted./// https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-is-investigating-trump-for-possible-obstruction-of-justice/2017/06/14/9ce02506-5131-11e7-b064-828ba60fbb98_story.html?utm_term=.2ff12885504a&wpisrc=nl_most-draw8&wpmm=1 Enquiries are being conductedTo see if the POTUS obstructedA judicial probe;All over the globeObservers say he … Continue reading

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Tim Nice-but-prim?

The Liberal Democrat chief/ Declares his religious belief/ Conflicts with the role;/ It soured last week’s poll/ And led to his coming to grief./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40281300 The Liberal Democrat chiefDeclares his religious beliefConflicts with the role;It soured last week's pollAnd led … Continue reading

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