Political Pop Art by Geoffrey Reed

BREXIT (Scissors beats Paper)

On the 23rd June 2016, 17.4 million British people voted to leave the corrupt, scierotic, imploding EU. They had, had enough of the Brussels Politburo and it’s bureaucratic attachments and although German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said ‘We will welcome you back, if you change your mind’. The peasants had well and truely spoken. Meanwhile David Cameron (despite saying ‘Brits don’t quit’), prompty stood down as Prime Minister and Theresa May (who was not seen throught out the campaign) replaced him and now runs a cabinet dominated by ministers who all backed ‘Remain?’

But to her credit May said: ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and that there will be no second referendum, nor attempts to sort of stay in the EU by the back door and that her cabinet (who all backed Remain?) will deliver on this. We (the ‘Peasants’), will of course hold her to those words at the next election. So until then, take comfort in the historical fact that ‘Scissors always beats Paper’.

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Pre-June 23rd 2016 text, as follows:

BREXIT

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon England's mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On England's pleasant pastures seen!

Since grocer Edward Heath took us into the Common Market (now called the European Union) in 1972 we have steadily conceded everything that gave us our British values and national identity. So much so that the nation now boarders on anarchy and threatening to tear itself apart.

Our political masters in Brussels have road roughshod over our hard fought for constitution, as enshrined in the Magna Carter. Without consultation consent, notification, or public debate, they have subjugated our democracy and we have surrendered our independence, liberty and freedoms to what is now a European dictatorship.

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Our country is now run by the unelected Jean-Claude Junker who once presided over Luxembourg (a tiny country, roughly the size of Bristol). In the 42 years we have been associated with the EU, they have:

• destroyed our agriculture industry
• destroyed our fishing industry
• destroyed our milk industry
• destroyed our fruit industry
• destroyed our independent shops
• destroyed our manufacturing industry
• destroyed our coal industry
• destroyed our steel industry
• destroyed our shipping industry
• destroyed our car industry
• destroyed our education system
• destroyed our national religion
• destroyed our boarders
• destroyed our legal system
• destroyed our military capability and
• destroyed our national identity. 

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear:
O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

And here’s the joke. We have paid for the ‘privilege’. Being a member of the EU costs us £billions every year. Of which incidentally we are the highest contributor (half a £trillion to date, or £1 billion a month) and because of corruption, their auditors have never sign off their accounts, which for any other business would mean a custodial sentence for the Chairman.

Finally, the world is a big place, so why bother with Europe when everybody knows they are (Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece) are broke and living on borrowed money, which they will never be able to pay back.

The European party is over. Let’s reignite our links with the Commonwealth, chase emerging markets and peruse those tiger economies of India and China. Europe needs us (to pay the bills) but, we don’t need them.

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant Land.
– William Blake   

Vote to get out of Europe, vote BREXIT.

Geoffrey Reed

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