They see swarming
We see calling
For Histories lost
And futures stopped
Gurning suits look proudly on
Their creation of shame born out of patronage
Victims required for illusion of empire.
Lack of care
Or hidden behind the caps of hate?
Envy and anger designed to inflict damage
Troll or bot or friendly fire?
The hurt is the same, the journey has been long
Pick the right fight
We are close to the finishing line,
Reject the ugly, embrace the goal.
Freedom of Movement
A right to live a life your own
A right to love in sun or snow
A hope and dream which can be real
No bank nor birth can stop the zeal which which we dare to start again
or try some shoes not otherwise worn
You would give that blessing away
to give mine too is not a game
It’s a pain endured, an agony, a crime
Our pattern pieces make sense sewn up
Torn apart, they are rags forgotten, unworn
in a drawer, an incomplete project
As elsewhere the future is forged without us.
You lose too.
As the dramas unfold in parliament, it is clear there is no agreement amongst our parliamentarians on the deal that Mrs May has come back with which has taken 2.5 years to negotiate and no agreement as to how to resolve the impasse. It is an appalling deal. We will have had our voice and vote removed completely when we should be in the heart of Europe continuing to shape it with our partners.
What are you getting back for throwing away your EU citizenship and that of 3 other people who did not want to? It had best be something really good. What are you saving the nation from?
Its time for you all to spell out the consequences of Brexit to your constituents and remind them we don’t have to do this. We can choose to REMAIN and keep our rights as citizens of the EU.
I spent my Saturday this weekend with 700,000 plus other people from up and down the country on the streets of London to make a peaceful request of all parliamentarians that they allow us to have an opportunity to examine the appalling consequences of the vote from 2016 and the deal (or no deal) which the government intend to finally put through parliament for a meaningful vote. Parliament is deeply divided on Brexit, there is no viable vision of Brexit which does not make each and every one of us losers ultimately. We stood for 6 hours on the streets of London, shuffling along unable to make headway for a couple of hours because there were so many of us.
Each of us carried the names of our friends and families who could not be there but wanted to be because of work or economic circumstances so you can probably double or triple the numbers of people who are sufficiently concerned about Brexit to make an active stand to get a people’s vote.
It is incredibly disappointing that the Labour Party, as the main opposition, saw fit to actively ignore our march and seems unwilling to recognise that many of the voters in that march will carefully consider the part the Labour party will be seen to have played in the final reckoning on Brexit day on the 29th March 2019. I would urge you to raise this with your colleagues and given how short of time we are I would ask you to seriously consider whether it would not be in everyone’s interests for you to add your voice to those of your Labour colleagues who are openly supporting our campaign.