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?
Just so long as it’s not another bloody “Downfall” video.
As it’s mentioned above according to this guy there is a mechanism under the Vienna Convention:http://www.headoflegal.com/2016/06/27/article-50-and-uk-constitutional-law/
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Dr. T: that’s awesome. FrancisT, it was low-hanging fruit, to be honest.
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.
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.
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.
A double dactyl for you:
Suffer their latest
Adds one more reason to
Laugh long and hard