We all need something to do for the next 48 hours, while the Tories and the Lib Dems thrash it out. Already a campaign has started on facebook telling the media to “Cool It“, and give the politicians the time they need.
So what are we to do while they hash it out in smokeless rooms? Prospect suggests a limerick competition.
Our initial efforts below. The best one wins a 3 month trial subscription to the mag, or a book of their choice from our heaving book shelf. Add your own efforts in the comments below.
(After WH Auden)
As the candidates mournfully spun
Death took the innocent young,
The rolling in money,
The screamingly funny,
And a parliament very well hung.
I went and voted Lib Dem
There was a change in the air with them
I put on my specs
And wrote down my ‘X’
But we still got a Tory PM
Clegg hints, and the race is now on
For Dave to get spinning anon
To say it’s all fine
They’re willing to dine
At the feast of the new Lib-Con
Come, pull up a tactical pew
There’s lots for Labour to do
But how, gentle reader,
To choose a new leader
Twixt Milibands one and then two?
It’s midnight in Gordon’s poor soul
The electoral system’s a hole
To suck down his dreams
Of power that gleams
Now black as the dust on his coal
Gorgeous George in Poplar and Lime
Had a simply marvellous time
He sent out his spies,
Ate lots of pork pies,
And ended up lathered in slime