Former editor Boris Johnson wins Spectator's £1,000 limerick competition (May 2016)

A £1,000 limerick competition run by the Spectator magazine has been won by its former editor, Boris Johnson. The competition was aimed at finding a limerick most insulting to Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The judge, Douglas Murray, said: “I am sure there will be those who claim this is a stitch-up.”

He added: “Certainly there were better poems. For sure there were filthier ones (and...

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