Brexiteers write poems to leaving the EU after getting offended that poet laureate won’t
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Brexiteers have started writing poetry, after the poet laureate said he had no particular plans to commemorate Brexit in writing.
Simon Armitage hurt Brexiteers' feelings when he said he has already produced work, a "film poem", marking the previous Brexit date of March 29, and wasn't planning further Brexit poetry for October 31.
Sensitive Brexiteers such as the Rees-Mogg siblings and Daily Telegraph readers have risen to the moment, however, by penning some compositions of their own.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, whose own literary effort on the Victorians sold just 734 copies in its launch week, kicked them off with a jibe at the laureate himself.
"The Poet Laureate used to be paid in sherry / Which made him decidedly merry / Now he is paid in hard cash / Which makes him awfully slapdash / But when it comes to Brexit he needn't be wary?"
There was a young man from Crewe— David Taylor (@majesticbanana) August 19, 2019
Whose poems were good to line two
The third didn't rhyme
Or even scan properly
And the last line was absolutely pathetic
While his sister, Brexit Party MEP Annunziata Rees-Mogg followed this with a jab at Remainers:
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"The British voted for Brexit / Remainers attempted to wreck it / But Leavers fought on / So soon we'll be gone / As we thrive on outside will they get it?"
Profound stuff. Not to be outshone, Brexit Party MEP Lance Forman wrote his own ditty:
"October 31st / Is when we burst / Out of the EU's grip / No ifs. No buts / No backstop cuts / We leave the sinking ship."
The British voted for Brexit,— Prof Fennell (@PSFennell) August 19, 2019
They looked at the exit,
The cupboards were bare,
They became more aware,
Changing their views, they wrecked it.
Remainers, however, couldn't allow the Brexiteers the sole pleasure of the literary arts, and soon chimed in with distinctly sarcastic responses.
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There once was a party called Brexit,— Martin. (@mdodson72) August 19, 2019
Who's leader is all bluster and bulls**t.
He promised, he lied,
People might die,
But his new passport justifies it!
Violets are blue— Mark Sutherland (@burnparkpaula) August 19, 2019
Roses are red
If you voted for brexit
Forget its dead
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