Brexit poem

Costa Blanca News (South Edition) - - Letters To The Editor -

Oc­to­ber 23 Dear Ed­i­tor. Are you as fed up with BREXIT as the rest of us? I write fun and comic po­etry. Thought you might like this. Bye bye Britain I know that it's im­por­tant cos my life is here in Spain, But all this talk of Brexit has be­come a tire­some pain, It's spouted daily on the news, it's just been on again, I wish it wasn't hap­pen­ing, I wish we could re­main. The vote was o'er a year ago and peo­ple voted out, The info we were given full of fan­tasy and doubt, Money for the NHS did Boris John­son shout, And Theresa May who voted in is now sup­port­ing out. So here we are, no wiser, as we fum­ble on the ground, Get­ting out of Eu­rope isn't easy we have found, The whole thing is a bloody mess, the talks go round and round, They need to get it sorted quick, it's ru­in­ing the pound. David spat his dummy out and left it all to May, Eu­rope says de­sert­ing ship means Britain has to pay, Boris says we're pay­ing nought, there is no chance, no way, The fu­ture isn't look­ing bright, it's turn­ing dark and grey. As the peo­ple voted out then Brexit must be done, But talk­ing on the telly news has all been over­done, Whether it's a rot­ten deal, the time has come to run, As long as I can stay in Spain and live here in the sun. Bye bye Britain, bye bye bye, it's time to say good­bye, I'll pop back ev­ery now and then to say a sunny hi, Brexit is in mo­tion and the time is al­most nig,h So bye bye Britain, with a sigh, it's time to say good­bye.

John Sharples this time the many and var­i­ous in­fra­struc­tures de­te­ri­o­rate – in this case par­tic­u­larly, the roads. Any work to rec­tify them – other than paint­ing a few lines on the roads – has now been blocked by the town hall lawyers, who clearly rule the ad­min­is­tra­tion rather than the mayor, and are the only win­ners here.

The ur­ban­i­sa­tion’s roads have never been “safe” in any known sense. There are blind cor­ners with sheer drops and only grass to stop a car. Crash bar­ri­ers have never ex­isted on these moun­tain roads, only some small and in­ef­fec­tual con­crete posts that with a good push would fall over. Safety has now fur­ther de­te­ri­o­rated with the bushes and grass at the road­side be­com­ing so over­grown that they re­duce the width of the roads and the vis­i­bil­ity. Ac­ci­dents are just wait­ing to hap­pen. Res­i­dents have even doc­u­mented the safety con­cerns and shared them with lo­cal and re­gional may­ors, but noth­ing changes.

And the out­come of the ac­ci­dent? The car flat­tened a bol­lard, plunged 50 me­tres down the moun­tain and landed on its side. The driver mirac­u­lously es­caped with mi­nor in­juries only. Even if it had ended very dif­fer­ently, would the at­ti­tudes of the town halls and de­vel­oper now change, or would they still hide be­hind their lawyers?

The sus­pi­cion amongst res­i­dents is that if his­tory is a pointer noth­ing will change, lives will still be at risk and this will not be a defining mo­ment.

Mr Rae

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