The Time was approaching to Vote
Armed with umbrella and coat
It is raining statistics
Like Verbal Ballistics
but don't let your polling card float!
Let's Weigh-in and weigh-up the issues
With Right and Wrong ballot box tissues
Do we want to anoint
( not Labour the point!)
An EU President ingenue?
Will an EU Commission rule wisely?
encompassing all, supervise me?
Is it totally fit
Without an audit
or spend all our cash and capsize me?
Does the market place give a fair price
For the Billions we give, with advice
Do we trade with a debtor?
Could we spend the cash better?
Or should we just think it through twice?
Our Rulers, elected, partake
our laws and out taxes to make
Shall we hand more reins over?
Some Eton Pavlova?
Or is the EU just one well-meant mistake?
Do we want real control of our Borders?
from millions of migrant "abroad-ers'?
At what point does it chafe?
Make the Country unsafe?
From whom will our Servicemen now take their orders?
Does it feel like being tied-up in knots?
Red Tape from some nameless robots?
Many EU Directives
Just to standardise sizes of piss-pots!
Let's give credit where credit is due...
EU money sent forth to rescue
billions off to the Turks
Cash for Greeks? Well it works!
but can we not work all the hours we want to?
Things are Fishy up north - there are tussles
As Sturgeon is flexing her muscles
"Independence!" she cried
through her teeth, as she lied,
She'd rather the country was governed from Brussels!
Our humour does make us unique
Full of beans in a complex critique
Its a big bowl of sauce
"Health and Safety", of course
Is the biggest joke in EU-speak!
Decisive? So many to talk to
Twenty-seven great hooplets to walk through
We've been making trade gains
Since inventing the trains
And much further than just the EU!
Will our current trade just disappear?
With French fishing cod-pieces here?
The Germans export
So much more than they've bought
Dismiss, with distain, "Project Fear'!
The EU is now on the shelves!
Naval-gazing, in debt, as it delves
Union Jack now unfurled
We are Fifth in the WORLD!
and a better friend running our Country Ourselves!
Houses of Parliament – The Brexit Years
Painted throughout the period 2016-9, before, during and after the Referendum of the UK leaving the European Union, this painting is both a realistic sunset upon the Houses of Parliament and symbolic of the fiery debate.
The Oldest part of the Palace of Westminster, comprising the House of Lords (on the left, facing the painting) and the House of Commons was built by William II in the late 1000s.
Westminster Hall survived the Great fire of 1834, and is one of the most recognised buildings in the world. The Palace of Westminster owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry. Much of this was built on reclaimed land from the River Thames.
Westminster Palace is now Grade I listed, and part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built with a sand-coloured limestone from the Anston Quarry in Yorkshire, which lends itself to elaborate carving, but also decays. Much of this was replaced with Clipsham stone, a honey-coloured limestone from the Medwells Quarry in Rutland, from the 1930s to 1960s. Further restoration and stone cleaning was undertaken in the 1980s.
The Victoria Tower is the tallest tower in the Palace of Westminster. Named after Queen Victoria, it was for many years the tallest and largest stone square tower in the world, with a height of 98.5 metres (325 feet). Restoration here was completed in the 1990s when 1,000 cubic feet of decayed stonework was replaced.
The British Parliament is often referred> (in fact a misquotation of John Bright, who remarked in 1865 that "England is the Mother>") because the British> has been the model for most other parliamentary systems, and its Acts have created many other parliaments, including the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Indian, Pakistan, and many African, Asian and Caribbean Countries.