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?