I make no secret of my feelings about Brexit. The EU is imperfect (and Jean-Claude Juncker agrees with me on that!) , but we haven’t had a full-blown war in Europe for many decades – even the limited ones (geographically) have been between non-EU members at the time. Also – at some point, we’re going to have to stand up, economically, to China, India, Russia and/or the USA. No disrespect to the people of these countries … but major disrespect to some of their leaders (are you listening, Donald Trump? … Alan washes his mouth out). You’ll hear a sanitised version of my view of Trump in “The Times are Strange“. You really don’t want to hear the unexpurgated version.
As Europe, we can face up to these superpowers. As a wee, solitary UK, we’ll be squashed like an irritating midgie.
What is beyond debate is that the Brexiteers are a deeply unattractive , out of touch, megalomaniac, manipulative and untrustworthy bunch of people and that’s what this song’s about – thank you, the mighty Steeleye Span, for teaching me the original.
And here are the words …
For to see Mad Mogg of Brexit, I’ve travelled many a hillock.
Mad Jacob goes on well-shod toes, but he’s just a greedy pillock.
Still I sing Bonny boys, Bonny mad boys, Brexit boys are funny
But the boys all fight and they all talk rubbish
And they all have pots of money
We’ll get three-fifty million, that the NHS requires
For nurses’ pay, so the boys all say – but the Brexit boys are liars.
But the boys all fight and they all talk nonsense
But some of the Brexit boys are girls. There’s a Brexit Girl called Priti
It cuts no ice that she looks so nice, ‘cos her policies are not very good.
But the boys all fight and they all talk garbage
If dust lies on my carpet. A Dyson really sucks it.
But as for the economy – His Brexit really messes it up.
But the boys all fight and they all talk dross
Though David Davis has resigned, he appears when you least expect him.
There’s lots about which he knows nowt. So he talks out of his nose.
But the boys all fight and they all talk drivel
So – poor old Jeremy Corbyn, his policy is a farce.
In or out or round about – with a fence stuck up his armpit.
But the boys all fight and they all talk hogwash
Now the DUP treat you and me as a gullible bunch of suckers.
Their Queen Arlene is best unseen. They’re a nasty bunch of people.
But the boys all fight and they all talk baloney
So we come to Boris Johnson – replaced by Jeremy Hunt.
He conducts affairs with amusing hair, but remember, he’s a very nasty man.
But the boys all fight and they all talk shite.