John Maynard KeynesThe clerihew verse form was invented by the writer Edmund Clerihew Bentley when he was still a schoolboy. His best known is this:
Helped workers lose their chains
And, by way of relaxation,
Wrote The Inflation of Currency As a Method of Taxation.
Sir Christopher WrenWe need more of this sort of thing in the party. To start the ball rolling:
Said, “I am going to dine with some men.
If anyone calls
Say I am designing St. Paul’s.”
Nick CleggOr this:
Is quite often partial to a scotch egg
As is Vince Cable
When he is able.
Lembit ÖpikOr this:
Likes to be seen out with a young chick
But the thing preferred by Mark Oaten
Alex CarlileOr this:
Considers civil liberties are no longer worthwhile
Hence his method for fighting terror
Is an error.
Jo GrimondNext week: Liberal haiku.
Was very slim and
Which is very useful when your parliamentary party is extremely small.