A bit of light relief

Some of you may already have come across this rather clever pastiche of Lewis Carroll’s Lobster Quadrille from Alice in Wonderland, but for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar with it, you may enjoy this bit of light relief from all the more serious Brexit issues which are dominating the news:-

Won’t you join our Common Market? said the Spider to the Fly,
It really is a winner and the cost is not too high,
I know De Gaulle said “Non”, but he hadn’t got a clue,
We want you in, my friends and I, for we have plans for you.

You’ll have to pay a little more than we do, just for now,
As Herr Kohl said, and I agree, we need a new milch cow.
It’s just a continental term believe me, mon ami,
Like “Vive la France” or “Mad Anglais” or even “E.E.C.”

As to the rules, don’t worry friend, there’s really but a few,
You’ll find that we ignore them – but they all apply to you!
Give and share between us, that’s what it’s all about
You do all the giving, and we all share it out.

It’s very British, is it not, to help a friend in need?
You’ve done it twice in two World Wars, a fact we must concede,
So climb aboard the Market Train, don’t sit there on the side,
Your continental cousins want to take you for a ride.

Photo by James E. Petts

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4 comments

  1. Adam HileyReply

    very good poem but the EU is no friend of Britain the sooner We are rid of this club the better britishconstitutiongroup.com

    • StevenReply

      Nor are Europeans as people for the most part as they are now demonstrating conclusively. As for those two World Wars, we should NEVER have entered them. We lost much blood and treasure and the second one bankrupted us and lost us our Empire. We should have adopted Sir Oswald’s Mosley’s policy of ‘Minding Britain’s Business’ and had a position of heavily-armed neutrality and had either him as PM in 1940 instead of a half-American drunkard called Winston Churchill or Lord Halifax.. We should have left Europe alone and NOT interfered. As our membership of the EU and the world wars illustrates, the attitude of the British government towards Europe has always been wrong and not in our national interests. The CORRECT stance was then and is now EITHER to FULLY ENGAGE in Europe and to help build a ‘United States of Europe’ to prevent war in the 1890’s or by the latest the 1920’s or TO WITHDRAW COMPLETELY and leave them to their own devices ie NOT this ‘half-in/half-out’ nonsense which only serves to destroy Britain and to make us enemies.

  2. Jonathon HarringtonReply

    Anyone who has studied the history of Europe will come to realise that they end up fiughting amongst themselves but Britain has a morale duty to oppose any ruthless regime such as the Nazi one. However we do NOT have to join the club; someone or some countries have to remain objective.

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. Edmund Burke

  3. Gordon WebsterReply

    Alice in Wonderland pretty much describes the EU. Though perhaps, given the last 44 years experience, we might call it Britannia in Blunderland.

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