Simon Armitage says he has no plans to mark Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union with a poem, despite the efforts of Brexiteer MPs, including Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Jones, to inspire him. Rees-Mogg wrote the following limerick:

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?