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THE DAILY BREXIT: Leave it out, I hear you, say. Haven’t we heard enough about Britain’s historic vote to depart the European Union?

Well, June 23, 2016 was certainly the biggest demonstration of rebellion by the British people since the beginning of Wat Tyler’s Rebellion –also called the Great Rising – on May 30, 1381.

The ramifications of the EU decision has put the Civil War of the 17th century – where Commoners rose up to send a monarch to the scaffold – well and truly in its place.

Brexit saw the peasants revolting big style, all 17 million of us.

Remember, no one planned for it, from civil servants through to the cocky architect of his own downfall – ex-PM David Cameron.

And now, nothing will ever remain the same again.

Leading world institutions and most of petrified Europe did their best to put us off.

The prophets of doom, before, during and immediately after the Vote Leave result, have shovelled the fires of Hell before pouring oceans of frozen water to douse scorn on our future prospects.

Well, that’s where The Daily Brexit (TDB) comes in  . . .

TDB is hoping to inform and entertain in equal measure (more than the EU ever did).
We reckon there’s plenty to keep the Great British public debating for many years to come.

As things are panning out, it will be near enough 2020 before we are finally shot of the EU anyway.

#TheDailyBrexit (TDB) is determined to bring news in abundance as these islands prepare for life when – as the pop group Strawbs once said – we are no longer ‘part of the union’.

Their biggest hit , which ironically came out just weeks after we joined the European Economic Community (EEC) on January 1, 1973 – my 20th birthday – had lyrics to match today’s sentiments.

With apologies to the writing skills of lyricists Richard Hudson and John Ford – and a passing deference to Woody Guthrie and the Almanac Singers – here is our TDB version of Part of the Union.

TDB’S NOT PART OF THE UNION

I was once a union man
Amazed at Merkel’s plan
But I say what I think, that present company stinks
Now I’m not a union man

When we met in the local hall
I voted with them all (well 52 per cent)
With a hell of a shout, it’s “Out brothers and sisters, out!”
And the rise from the GB factory’s fall

You won’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Not staying in the European Union
You don’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

As a non EU man I’m wise
To the lies of the Brussels spies
And I don’t get fooled by your Treaty rules
‘Cause I always read between the lines

When we never got our way
We went on strike for a higher say
When I show my card to the UK Border guard
This is what I’ll say

You won’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Not staying in the European Union
You don’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Before the union did appear
My life was half as clear
Now I’ve got the power to look further afar
For global business every day of the year

So though I’m just a little man
I’ve ruined the government’s plan
I’ve played it hard and the sight of my card
Has turned me into some kind of superman

Oh, oh, oh, you don’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Not staying in the European Union
You don’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

You won’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Not staying in the European Union
You don’t get me, I’m not part of the union
Til the day I die
Til the day I die

Today is the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ when supporters of an ancient British tradition get a chance to shoot game – protected by an Act of Parliament dating back to 1831.

August 12 is also the 50th day since more than half the UK who voted in the EU referendum peppered our continental neighbours with the biggest ‘about-face’ broadside since the majority of 19th century Europe turned on Napoleon Bonaparte at the battle of Waterloo.

So, on the 50th day since that historic U-turn on June 23, 2016  what better time to start preparing for the life hereafter — with our new global family
Look out for your daily dose of The Daily Brexit . . . we hope you’ll see it as ‘The DBs’ in every sense.

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