It looks like Brexit won’t do what we thought
And won’t achieve what its supporters support.
What is seemingly the trouble,
Is that goods, jobs and cash all went global.
So had we better put Brexit on hold,
Vote again and just leave the world?
The richest point one percent of us now
Move their billions around the world and that’s how
They can make us all compete more and more
For factories and jobs with the Asian poor.
So long as it’s not our job that’s lost
It‘s great getting goods at half the cost.
But if this trend were to continue apace
East and West would change social place.
The Eastern poor will be the new middle class
The Conservative West, the world’s new poor alas.
The global rich, now joined by Asians
Won’t care for the plight of their poor relations.
The poorest of us in the UK today
Are in the global top fifth in terms of pay.
But we will lose this privileged position
As we become a third world nation
Democratic stability won’t prevail any more
And we will descend into uncivil war.
We shouldn’t be under any delusion
That there exists a ‘market’ solution.
Economics is the basic worldwide cause,
Of world unrest and most of its wars.
The solution is simple; all it will take
Is a fairer way to divide up the cake.
This is the policy we try to pursue
Through being a member of the E.U.
The Union champions the rights of workers
Across the E.U. member’s borders.
Which is why right wing entrepreneurs
Are set against this state of affairs.
They can see their profits may fall,
If working conditions are fairer for all.
For exploiting us is so much harder
If rules are the same in Brum and Bratislava .
Job competition will still cause us concerns
But within the E.U., we’re on equal terms.
Prices and wages should work out the same
If we’re living in Scotland or in sunny Spain
And wage inequality will begin to reduce
All over Europe from Belfast to Vilnius
For the E.U.’s intent is to clip the wings
Of the global elite who are pulling the strings.
The trouble for us is at least for a while,
We’re sitting pretty near the top of the pile.
So in a levelling out situation
We can expect to pay out as a nation.
Clearly, this must come from the richest
But as we have seen this is not in their interest.
Like insurance, the premium we pay is small
To protect from the chances of losing it all.
For losing for sure is the way it’s looking
In competing with Asia on unequal footing.
Where there’s little or no welfare entitlement
Employment rights, nor care for the environment.
There are then trans-national corporations
With more wealth and clout than most of the nations.
We seem to lack the guts, will or the nous
To deal with them, in the way obvious.
Luckily for us we’re within the E.U.
Who ensure these megaliths all pay their due.
All over Europe you cannot escape,
The same accusations, there’s too much red tape.
And all over Europe you can hear them attest
Such complex regulation aren’t observed by the rest .
To supervise these regs we’re obliged to maintain,
A bureaucratic army the infamed ‘gravy train’.
The E.U.’s undemocratic, that’s plain for to see
As here, it’s make believe, like ‘reality’ T.V.
It’s great entertainment, false news and pretends,
When right wing buffoons pose as working class friends.
It’s all bluff and bluster, shame outrage and phoney.
Which improves the cash flow to the banks of their cronies.
The E.U. dream of free movement of capital,
Labour and goods, is admirable not practical.
The concept is held to be self-rectifying
And for us all, great benefits supplying.
This is a long-term approximation
Which can meanwhile cause, complete devastation.
When immigrants in millions invade the U.K.
Without anything moving the opposite way.
The market becomes extremely distorted
And its cunning plans are fatally thwarted.
For there is no thought through intervention
To restore the EU’s best intention.
The more who come to the UK for sure,
The more the U.K. loses its allure.
Any region acclimated for its peace and its calm
If muscled in on by hoards must lose its charm.
This is a loose-loose state of affairs
For by coming they ensure what they came for’s not there.
Once left the E.U. we’ll be able to prevent
Europeans working here without our consent.
But will of course need to let in a few
To do all the jobs we don’t want to do.
As we’ll all grow older for some years to come,
To look after us all, we’ll need to let in some young.
We may stop E.U. workers taking jobs here,
But how do we stop our jobs going there?
We must stop our investment in foreign lands
And the importing of foreign goods must be banned.
We will soon get used to homemade wine
And the best beer anyway comes from the Tyne.
Outside the E.U. we will be on our own
All of our food will need to be home grown.
This will cost as in days before
Not a tenth of our income but one third or more
We may lose some international variety
But will stick to meat and two veg defiantly.
There should be plenty of chips and fish
Our great British dish. Oh how we wish
That with no Spanish trawlers invading our shore
We should have haddock and cod fried galore.
Provided these fish and us think the same
And don’t vote with their fins and swim off to Spain.
Don’t base a decision on this dialogue,
It’s not meant to enlighten, nor more to befog.
But as was confirmed by Boris and Nige,
Some so called ‘facts’ turn out to be lies,
Which makes the referendum a mockery
And invalid in terms of enlightened democracy.
Democracy requires an informed decision,
Based on a factual exposition
So although the UK is no plc
As some politicians would like it to be
Why do we not do as would any business
And get an objective cost benefit analysis ?
An erudite apolitical body could
Show which option gave the most good,
For the greatest number in terms of cost
A crucial factor we seem to have lost.
Armed with this neutral and expert advice,
We could vote again knowing the price.
Experts may give a clear stay or go,
Or may give a genuine ‘we don’t know ‘.
The rules of debate would then pertain
The status quo we would have to maintain.
If the case for Brexit cannot be proven,
There is no reason to step into the unknown.
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