Bertolt Brecht Competition!

From the comments:

After the Referendum of the 23rd June
The President of the European Parliament
Wrote a comment on Twitter
Stating that the British people
Had violated the Rules
And could redeem themselves only
By accepting that they could not decide their fate.
Would it not be easier in that case
For the Commission to eject the United Kingdom
And find some people who would do what they’re told?

apologies to B. Brecht.

Any other versions? And to be inclusive about it, any decent limericks, clerihews or other pastiches? There’s probably something that can be done with the Lear speech, I know not what etc, maybe the let slip the dogs of war?

12 thoughts on “Bertolt Brecht Competition!”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    As it’s mentioned above according to this guy there is a mechanism under the Vienna Convention:

    “It is worth noting, though, that the UK could be thrown out of the EU by the other member states under article 60.2 of the Vienna Convention if it was guilty of a “material breach” of its treaty obligations—which, it’s important to realise, will apply after article 50 notification right up to the moment the UK actually withdraws. The relevant parts of article 60(2) and (3) read:

    2. A material breach of a multilateral treaty by one of the parties entitles:

    (a) The other parties by unanimous agreement to suspend the operation of the treaty in whole or in part or to terminate it either:
    (i) In the relations between themselves and the defaulting State, or
    (ii) As between all the parties; …

    3. A material breach of a treaty, for the purposes of this article, consists in:

    (a) A repudiation of the treaty not sanctioned by the present Convention; or

    (b) The violation of a provision essential to the accomplishment of the object or purpose of the treaty.

  2. An obsession most foul and unsavoury,
    Keeps the EU Commission in slavery,
    Amidst shrieks, hoots and howls,
    They deflower young owls,
    Which they keep in an underground aviary.

  3. That noble creature, such a grandee, Mr Juncker
    found skulking ‘merrily’ beneath his bunker
    generously said “Let them ‘little people’ vote”
    was his democratic downfall, of that he took no note.

  4. I used the Brecht poem with only a couple of changes in a post I wrote on Brexit. It was remarkable how few changes needed to be made to bring it up to date 🙂

    After the referendum of the 23rd of June
    The Secretary of the Writers’ Union
    Had leaflets distributed in Downing Street
    Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government
    And could win it back only
    By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
    In that case for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?

    Your one is better

  5. With apologies to Richard Porson: –

    I went to Zweibrücken, and got drunk
    With that footballer, Heiko Brunck;
    I went to Strasbourg, and got drunker
    With that more learned Politician Juncker.

  6. A lot of my Facebook friends were very upset about the result, so I thought I’d try to lift their spirits:

    And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that Britain was covered with the waves: but she was asleep.

    And the people came to her, and awoke her, saying, save us: we perish.

    And she saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then she arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

    And the people marvelled, saying, What manner of nation is this, that even the winds and the sea obey her!

    It didn’t.

  7. In Berlaymont, the cru employ
    Thousands to rule us hoi polloi
    And we, polloi, despise this farce
    And use their rules to wipe our arse.

  8. I was under the impression that the president of the commission was delighted with the result and is encouraging the Brits to sling their ‘ook yesterday.

  9. BiG long stole my moniker
    Changed a bit geographer
    Fuck Off BiG. If you’ve some sense
    You’ll know that you are just a mensch.

  10. Bloke in Costa Rica

    A double dactyl for you:

    Chortily snortily
    Post-Brexit Labourites
    Suffer their latest

    Defenestration of
    Cretinous Jeremy
    Adds one more reason to
    Laugh long and hard

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