A Limerick A Day



British writer and  journalist Melanie Phillips

A tiresome old jingoist Brit
Had a brain fart and sat to write it
Her boring fixation
With this blessed nation
Caused twitter to have a shit fit.

John Moynes

Pic; Times.co.uk

14 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

    1. Starina

      holy sheeeeeit. it reads like a waterford whispers article. wonder what she’d say if someone said Britain isn’t genuine because it used to be a part of the Roman empire

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    She has no idea but it is good to see she is promoting a united Ireland.

    “Ms Philips writes that Unionists in Northern Ireland are “not British”.
    She continues: “They’re the bit that got tacked on to Great Britain to make the UK.”

    — History isn’t her strong suit.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    *Fake* War of Independence?
    If we go with Melanie’s thinking, that negates the sovereignty of many many nations. Gas.

  3. scottser

    this only confirms my suspicions. not only is ireland not real, but neither are youse. i’m not even sure whether i even exist sometimes..

  4. Alastair

    Melanie Phillips isn’t even consistent in her own argument. Northern Unionists are not British, because they’re within the UK, not Britain, but Ireland only seceded from Britain in ’22, therefore having tenuous claim to nationhood. Last I heard, pre-Free State Ireland wasn’t British either, as it resided within the U.K., and not Britain. So seemingly nationhood on these islands, England, Wales and Scotland included, only became firmed up on the Act of Union. I suppose it makes about as much sense as anything else Phillips has to say on world affairs. How to reconcile the validity of Israeli nationhood by this line of thinking though? Isn’t 1948 a bit fresher than 1922?

  5. Mary Jane

    She reminds me of Terry Prone…

    Mind you, funny would be the north voting for unification and south voting against, which could well happen!

    1. Kieran NYC

      I think the North is more likely to go independent first. Then eventually we shack up.

  6. And Social Justice For All

    A bitter, hirsute, worthy scribe
    And his social justice warrior tribe
    All got into a bit of a lather
    At some neanderthal’s provocative blather
    And reverting to type said “let’s imbibe”

  7. Friscondo

    Ah, yeah, Mad Mell. proud to say she has me blocked on twitter. I remember her Guardian days when she was only half mad. That a rabid Zionist racist would have the cheek to write that piece is hilarious.

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