Hyperbole to haiku

The past month has seen new levels of excess and Brexit panic-mongering in statements made by UK politicians. I'd like to suggest a cross-party rule to restore some balance - speak only in haikus. Here's my effort to get the ball rolling, instigated by the following news snippet:

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says Prime Minister Theresa May has “wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution and handed the detonator” to the European Union with her Brexit plans.

Toad gulps pond to swell,

forgets that sipping, wart-tongued,

scares the people more.