Steve Bullocks own take – Brexit style – on Gil Scott-Heron’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.



First published in July 2019.

You will not be able to go to Brussels, Boris
You will not be able to bluster in, bang on, and drop out
You will not be able to lose yourself on Churchill
Skip out for speeches during negotiations
Because the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened.

The Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened

The Withdrawal Agreement will not be brought to you by the ERG
In four parts for their own commercial and ideological gain
The Withdrawal Agreement will not contain pictures of Farage
Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by Bill Cash
Aaron Banks and Rees Mogg to eat
Kippers confiscated from an Isle of Man smoke-house

The Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened

The Withdrawal Agreement will not be brought to you by the DUP
And will not star a time-limit, alternative arrangements, or fucking GATT XXIV
The Withdrawal Agreement will not give you an FTA
The Withdrawal Agreement will not get rid of your financial obligations
The Withdrawal Agreement will not make you look like a competent PM

Because the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened, Boris

There will be no press conference with Michel Barnier
Of you winning concessions ‘cos you showed them what’s what
Just you trying to convince people that losing their jobs is what they voted for
When economists predicted the impact of No Deal for every region

The Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened

There will be no celebrations on the ten o’clock news
No pictures of cheering crowds
There will be no Global Britain
Just embarrassed laughter at its stupidity
There will be no dividend or sunlit uplands
Just shortages, chaos, and pain
The theme song will not be written by Ed Sheeran
But by Gary Glitter

There will be no place for you in history
Just a footnote we’d rather forget
But we won’t forget, or forgive
Because the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened

Will not be reopened. Will not be reopened.

The negotiations will not be re-run Johnson
But No-Deal will be live.🔷


PS. With apologies to the late, great Gil Scott-Heron.





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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 24 July 2019, with the author’s consent, with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

(Cover: Dreamstime/Steven Hatton. - Protest Banner against leaving the EU and for a people's vote, outside Westminster. / Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.)



     

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