Is Middlesbrough worse than Hull?

As expected, Guru received many complaints from the residents of Hull about his story in the 8 May issue of Personnel Today sympathising with the Lithuanian migrant workers who found themselves trapped in the city.

He also received quite a few letters of agreement, including this wonderful poem from Disciple Simon:

Dear Guru,

I love the verse form of a Clerihew [a biographical and whimsical four-line style of poetry – Guru found out on Wikipedia], and I thought of this:


May be miserable,

But Middlesbrough

Is even miserabler.

It may help divert the flak you receive from angry Hulligans.

Divide and rule is what I say

Step back and let the Humbersiders and Teessiders fight it out among themselves.

Disciple Simon

Fantastic, Simon. Guru awaits further literary contributions to the Great Hull Debate.

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