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:


Hull


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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