Ode to Lisa (and other supposedly progressive MP’s tempted by Brexit Deals)

Oh Lisa I’ve heard and seen your Bexit agonies on TV many a time
but being progressive means Brexit should be a straight NO every time

Being a progressive means rejecting making the poor poorer
but you know Brexit in any form will make the poor poorer

Being a progressive means standing up for your constituents jobs
but Brexit will mean the loss of some of your constituents jobs

Being a progressive means promoting workers rights
but Brexit as you know will reduce workers rights

Being a progressive means going and being green for future generations
but Brexit will undermine environmental protections for those generations

Being progressive means putting ever greater resources into the NHS
but Brexit will reduce the money from taxes available for the NHS

Your constituents voted to Leave the EU amidst many lies they were told
but they didn’t vote for what’s on offer now – you know that you’ve been told

Your progressive even socialist seat in the HoC may well be important to you
but backing a regressive Brexit will mean that folks won’t fondly remember you

So please remember you’re a progressive who should oppose any Brexit Deal
you should be explaining to your constituents why you reject Johnson’s Deal

Oh Lisa I’ve heard and seen your Bexit agonies on TV many a time
but being progressive means Brexit should be a straight NO every time

3 thoughts on “Ode to Lisa (and other supposedly progressive MP’s tempted by Brexit Deals)

  1. Roy Connell says:

    Tony , that is pure poetry, you’re a poet and you didn’t know it.

    Roy

  2. Phil Holden says:

    Very clever, Tony, though I’ve seen more convincing rhyming!
    Also I’m not convinced that progressive policies always help the poor, create and preserve jobs or necessarily help the environment. Many would, some wouldn’t turn out that way, others are never going to. I’m wondering how you know that Brexit will reduce workers rights – that depends on future governments, surely? And being in the EU is no guarantee of genuinely green policies – Germany has no viable plans to meet its targets, for example. EU countries are very good at agreeing on things that they haven’t got much intention of doing

    • The trouble with progressive politics is that some associate themselves with it when they are actually not at all progressive. It’s been Labour’s black hole for generations. Even I accept that Labour is meant to be a progressive party but some of it’s tribal members are little more than red Tories. People say that Clegg was no progressive but I think he was, he just thought he could get away with saying one thing and doing another (tuition fees). There may also be some progressives who will solutions to matters which they don’t actually have the answers to, climate change could well be one such case.

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