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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).

Nuttall Scuttled

The voters in pro-Brexit Stoke/ Rejected the UKIP top bloke/ Contriving to scuttle/ The plans of Paul Nuttall/ Whose future has gone up in smoke./// http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/02/defeat-stoke-beginning-end-paul-nuttall The voters in pro-Brexit StokeRejected the UKIP top blokeContriving to scuttleThe plans of Paul … Continue reading

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Ranieri Fox Off

A manager’s just got the chop/ Who took his team right to the top/ For under Ranieri/ This season got hairy/ With Leicester at risk of the drop./// https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/23/claudio-rainieri-sacked-leicester A manager's just got the chopWho took his team right to … Continue reading

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Planet Ahead

Astronomers scanning the skies/ Saw 7 rocks roughly earth’s size/ Go round a pink sun/ That’s called Trappist-1,/ A place to go if our sun dies./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39034050 OK, I toyed with taking this one in a political direction, but played … Continue reading

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Milo, Lie Low!

There was a provoker named Milo/ Much-loved in his ultra-right silo/ Till he said a bloke/ Who gave boys a poke/ Was not in his book paedophilo./// http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-milo-yiannopoulos-resignation-analysis-20170221-story.html There was a provoker named MiloMuch-loved in his ultra-right siloTill he said … Continue reading

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Pie Case Opened

The FA is questioning why/ Wayne Shaw ate a second-half pie;/ The keeper at Sutton,/ Turned televised glutton,/ Denies placing bets on the sly./// https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/21/sutton-united-wayne-shaw-fa-betting-rules The FA is questioning whyWayne Shaw ate a second-half pie;The keeper at Sutton,Turned televised glutton,Denies … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Myth

  The Donald caused incomprehension/ By picking out #Sweden for mention/ Attacking fake news/ But choosing to use/ A story that’s total invention./// http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/donald-trump-faces-wave-of-mockery-on-social-media-after-sweden-attack-comments-a3471051.html The Donald caused incomprehensionBy picking out #Sweden for mentionAttacking fake newsBut choosing to useA story that's … Continue reading

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Tinker, Cayla, Soldier, Spy

For anyone tempted to get/ A doll that can access the net/ The Germans advise/ They could become spies/ And pose a security threat./// http://boingboing.net/2017/02/17/germans-warned-to-destroy-cayl.html For anyone tempted to getA doll that can access the netThe Germans adviseThey could become … Continue reading

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A Job to Fill

  As NSA head Donald Trump/ Chose Flynn whom he then had to dump/ And so he put forward/ A fellow named Harward/ Who said take a big running jump./// https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/16/robert-harward-turns-down-national-security-adviser-trump As NSA head Donald TrumpChose Flynn whom he then … Continue reading

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Blair Ditch Brexit Project

  The former prime minister Blair/ Said voters were quite unaware/ What Brexit denotes/ Though casting their votes/ For him was a different affair./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/17/tony-blair-debilitated-labour-is-facilitating-a-disastrous-brexit The former prime minister BlairSaid voters were quite unawareWhat Brexit denotesThough casting their votesFor him … Continue reading

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Marital Disharmony

  The synod has voted to thwart/ A C of E bishops’ report/ Because it disparages/ Single-sex marriages/ Which many clerics support./// https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/17-february/news/uk/synod-rebuff-for-bishops-report-on-sexuality The #synod has voted to thwartA C of E bishops' reportBecause it disparagesSingle-sex marriagesWhich many clerics support.#CofE … Continue reading

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