Tell Me Lies About Brexit

Tell Me Lies About Brexit

I don’t want to hear about lorry queues,

                All the red tape

                                And the extra cost blues.

Just tell me lies about the sunny uplands

                The fairy-tale trade deals,

                                The extravagant plans.

The Brexit dividend

                The border control

That we haven’t dug ourselves into a great big hole.

I don’t want to hear about rotting fruit

                About job losses

                                And lack of recruits.

Just tell me lies about the sunny uplands

                The fairy-tale trade deals,

                                The extravagant plans.

The Brexit dividend

                The border control

That we haven’t dug ourselves into a great big hole.

I don’t want to hear about the GDP,

                The loss of growth

                                And how that affects me.

Just tell me lies about the sunny uplands,

                The fairy-tale trade deals,

                                The extravagant plans.

The Brexit dividend,

                The border control

That we haven’t dug ourselves into a great big hole.

So tell me about £250 million on the side of a bus!

Not how many billions it’s really costing us!

Tell me about how good it will be

Not how much it’s costing me.

Tell me Rees-Mogg didn’t make a million or two.

That they weren’t lying – the whole ERG crew.

Tell me that I can still study, travel and work

Without a thousand forms from some Whitehall berk.

Tell me how great it will be

Different to what these eyes of mine see.

Just tell me lies about the sunny uplands

                The fairy-tale trade deals,

                                The extravagant plans.

The Brexit dividend

                The border control

That we haven’t dug ourselves into a great big hole.

I don’t want to hear about the empty shelves

The petrol prices or the energy.

I don’t want to hear about the lack of nurses

Or fewer drivers with the HGV.

I don’t want to know that it was a pack of lies

That the Turks weren’t coming

Or all the cucumbers weren’t the wrong size.

I don’t want think as I sit in this queue

That it didn’t have to be like this

                What did we do?

Just tell me lies about the sunny uplands

                The fairy-tale trade deals,

                                The extravagant plans.

The Brexit dividend

                The border control

That we haven’t dug ourselves into a great big hole.

Opher – 28.7.2022

Sadly, we were conned! We didn’t wrest back control from Brussels. We are still not in control of our borders. They are still as porous as ever. We are merely replacing, at enormous cost, the cheap EU labour with more expensive labour from India and Africa.

They used racism and fear. We weren’t about to be flooded by Turks.

They used nationalism and patriotism to divide and create an us and them.

They used fear of immigration, Eastern Europeans and Muslim terrorists.

We have put billions in the pockets of greedy Tories and consigned ourselves to decades of austerity. We’ve given power to a bunch of self-serving Bullingdon boys who arrogantly treat us like fools.

They told us it would be easy without mentioning the tariffs, border checks, delays, red tape, shortages and extra costs. They told us they had ready-made trade deals. They forgot to mention all the cost-saving cooperation or easy access to the best market twenty miles away. For some reason it seemed a good idea to ship stuff to the other side of the world in preference to France.

They said they weren’t racist but they just hate foreigners.

Red, white and blue!! Red white and blue! Long live the Queen!

The folly of nationalism and patriotism once again deployed by cynical scoundrels for their own benefit.

They got the billions and the power; we pick up the bill!

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