Article 50: Article of faith?
In the EU’s negotiations we hope to reach
a fair agreement that doesn’t disappoint.
They want us to pay following the breach
but sixty billions might be a sticking point.
The optimists say that with give and take
a satisfactory outcome will be achieved
for our people’s and the continent’s sake
and that everyone will be mighty relieved.
Some may be genuine, some sycophants.
Among warnings of dire doom and gloom
doubters notice that there are elephants
inside the government’s cabinet room.
The rights of workers we have to protect,
that’s what Jeremy, with O’Donnell, cries,
many have spoken at length on the subject
and they have told us no end of pork pies.
But although the party faithful share
the validity and wisdom of this viewpoint
they are continually looking elsewhere
for an electable new leader to appoint.
Some worry about a large immigration,
say that too many are allowed on our shore.
Others respond that they help our nation
and for this reason we should have more.
Eccentric ideas and suggestions are legion:
remain in Europe or we become independent;
but the wish list varies from region to region
and it is irreconcilable to a certain extent .
Opponents say that the Tories are shifty,
that in their opinion the Brexit is too hard
and, following the triggering of Article 50,
it’s hard to know who holds the trump card.
© Luigi Pagano 2017
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