Poetry – Voting to set us free?

Voting to set us free?

A vote to make us poorer.

A vote to split us up.

A vote to rip us to pieces

Selling the country a pup!

Based on lies and arrogance

So much for project fear.

Ideology masked by populism

As the cliff face draws near.

Smarmy, arrogant nationalists

Push their crazy plans –

Fascists and populists

With the future in their hands.

They’ve split the country into tribes

As the hate-crime soars.

Xenophobia reigns

Spreading its racist spores.

Both sides now entrenched

Not willing to give an inch.

Logic and rationality victims

Of the unwillingness to flinch.

As worst fears become real

Revealing the complexity

In a toxic battle of propaganda

And masochistic insanity.

As the moment of truth approaches

Are they voting to set us free?

Or in this culmination

To fuck the whole country?

Opher 26.11.2018

We’re in the period of madness as the government melts down, as May stands futilely against the tide and the future is unclear.

Now we know the complexity of the joint ventures, the costs involved, the duplication of so many people and roles, the massive divorce bill and the major obstacles to trade that will follow. Now we understand the implications for the economy. Now we understand more about the looniness of the extremist brexiteers and the reckless stupidity of their ideological based nationalism. Now we understand more about the lies that we have been fed.

It all comes to a vote that cannot be won.

What next?

Will we crash out with a damaging no deal?

Will we negotiate a different deal?

Will there be a leadership race in the Tories?

Will there be a general election?

Will there be a new government?

Will there be another referendum?

Will be stay in the EU?

If I had my way I’d let the Tories pull themselves apart in a messy leadership race. Have a general election with a massive Labour majority. Have a new referendum with a massive win for Remain and stay in the EU.

A perfect end to a disastrous mistake!

Then we can begin to address the mess this Tory government has made of the country – to reduce crime (particularly the rise in knife crime), sort the railways, the NHS, prisons, mental health, police, education, courts, homeless, fix the tax loop-holes, put an end to these obscene multimillion pound bonuses and pay-outs, stop the huge rises in energy costs, water rates, put an end to the creeping privatisation, solve housing and help the poor.

That should keep the Labour government busy for a week or two.

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