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Polling Day

Unite’s Joy Johnson’s hard hitting comment in poetry
Joy Johnson, Friday, June 14th, 2019

Wearing the rosette.
Have you voted yet?
Beguiled by the looking glass of nostalgia
democracy once a noble endeavour.
Equality and social justice
enduring for ever.
Until it doesn’t.
They’re all the same.
Liars all liars.
Only In it for themselves.
Disillusionment.   Is that new?  No
Is it worse? Yes
Cleaning moats.  Flipping houses,
Parliamentarians living on expenses.
Trouble in the Tory party.
Sceptics on the green benches.
PM took a gamble
called for a take it or leave it referendum. 
Voters determining momentum.
An electoral vortex
tore through the country
echoing to the populist refrain
the will of the people.
B****cks to Brexit.
Political rhetoric
language of reality TV
fake news and celebrity.
Cries of treachery and betrayal.
Now we are left with a political crisis
judgements made on the answer
are you a Brexiteer or a Remainer?
Still wearing the rosette.
Have you voted yet?
  • Joy Johnson works in Unite’s political department

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