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Rudyard to Comprehend

Old Boris, whose gaffes are bizarre,/ Thought Kipling the thing for Myanmar,/ Reciting a poem/ Intended to show ’em/ The empire was better by far./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-in-myanmar-temple Old Boris whose gaffes are bizarreThought Kipling the thing for Myanmar,Reciting a poemIntended to … Continue reading

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Sister Act

Blond Boris the mop-headed Mister/ Has lost the support of his sister,/ She’s dumped the FM/ To be a Lib Dem/ And fully-fledged Brexit resister./// https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/apr/27/rachel-johnson-joins-lib-dems-and-may-stand-in-general-election-member-tory-brexit Blond Boris the mop-headed MisterHas lost the support of his sister,She's dumped the FMTo … Continue reading

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Prosecco Diplomacy

This – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37995606 – was a story with two parts, but I couldn’t fit Boris Johnson’s sally and the Italian minister Carlo Calenda’s response into one limerick, so I just went with the former.   But then, rather marvellously, @pseudomonas made up for … Continue reading

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Boris Has Cake and Eats it

A mop-headed minister who/ Campaigned for a pro-Brexit view/ Had days before written/ A piece saying Britain/ Was better off in the EU./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37670091 A mop-headed minister whoCampaigned for a pro-Brexit viewHad days before writtenA piece saying BritainWas better off … Continue reading

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Conservative Catfight

Poor Larry the Number 10 Cat/ Has come off the worst in a spat/ With FCO’s Palmerston./ Though no great harm is done/ Boris and May need a chat./// http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/larry-the-cat-treated-by-vet-amid-turf-war-fracas-with-rival-pal/ When Boris got up off his futonAnd put a respectable … Continue reading

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Boris Bounces Back

The man running foreign affairs/ Writes humorous verse that compares/ The leaders of Turks/ To goat-fucking jerks./ The satirist wryly despairs./// Look Theresa, if you’re going to start giving top jobs to offensive limerick-writers, make me an offer, OK? http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/14/boris-johnson-life-xenophobic-gaffesContinue reading

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Borexit Strategy

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./// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36672591 There once was an ex-London mayorShambolic, with shaggy fair hairWho led us … Continue reading

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Gove for Guv?

There was a contender named Gove:/ Abandoning Boris, he strove/ To beat the big blond/ Despite a shared bond -/ The web of deceit both men wove./// http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/michael-gove-to-stand-as-tory-leader-a7110591.html There was a contender named Gove:Abandoning Boris, he stroveTo beat the big … Continue reading

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Going Bananas

The Hitler stuff led to a hunch/ That Boris was quite out to lunch/ And losing his mojo -/ Banana-wise BoJo/ Seems one or two short of a bunch./// https://www.politicshome.com/news/europe/eu-policy-agenda/brexit/news/75112/boris-johnson-goes-bananas-bizarre-fruit-claim The Hitler stuff led to a hunchThat Boris was quite … Continue reading

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Brexit Strategy

A party divided on Brexit/ Finds Europe continues to vex it/ As colleagues campaign/ To leave or remain/ While hoping this isn’t what wrecks it./// http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/23/cameron-smooths-over-rift-with-boris-johnson-as-party-tensions-rise https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/702568619947982849

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