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EU'rage, Britannia stage

Introduction..  An excerpt from a speech by Mr Keith Campbell 1969,  On the need of a referendum on joining the 'common market' the people are discussing it up and down
the land every day, they want the opportunity to express their views. If they are deprived of that opportunity they will resent the fact. For Parliament to tell those people that while they may have their views, they will not have any chance of expressing them and that this momentous decision will be taken by members of Parliament alone, regardless of the opinions of the people, would be a piece of unforgivable arrogance.

Britain 1965, Leyland's factory doing fine,
40 percent of cars, go onto U K road
Bought from British steel, goods in trains of loads
Defunct in 1985, a proof of industrial decline?

Once upon a time the Rolls Royce brand
Was made and homed within, Brit-ain..
Now owned, and sold by another land
Here is well shown again, the markets gain.'

Swan Hunter that  towered the mighty Tyne
Gave work to generations, of thousands ten
The pound was 'pegged'  interest rates to climb
Bank of England was to be broken then.'

Of course this all could be dis-truths 
A load of baloney, where is the proof?
That's what others no doubt will bray
Statistics.. Statistics,  but come the day..'


Founded 1967

Copyright © Joe Maverick | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 6/27/2016 12:25:00 PM

    The powers that be have no consideration of what the people want any more. All they want is wealth and power for a handful of elites. They talk a pretty talk but mean quite the opposite. As long as there is a horse they can flog somewhere for cheaper labor they will push the so- called One- world order. Why do you think they have taken guns away from the majority of the world? America is and has always been a stronghold for freedom. Britain was our great ally.
  1. Date: 6/26/2016 11:49:00 AM

    I wish I could comment, Joe, but I don't understand the whole thing. I do know that the Austins go back to the British Isles and I wish the English the very best. Love, daver
  1. Date: 6/26/2016 8:48:00 AM

    I like your politically based work..America is going down hill as well..Where I live the plants have mostly closed up but some have a small amount of jobs two plants torn down..We need products made in our own countries for it keeps our countries strong..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 6/16/2016 5:18:00 PM

    Next week Joe, we will see where the citizen of our once mighty country belong. like your poetry brings it all home to one whom cares...
  1. Date: 6/13/2016 10:15:00 AM

    Tweet's away
  1. Date: 6/7/2016 5:39:00 AM

    I love a poem with a message. A poem that says something and you speak out loud and clear here. Well Done my friend. Excellent. Wish I could give more than seven points for this well written and informative piece. We are seeing more and more of this all around the world these days. Let he who has an eye see and let he who has a voice speak. Bravo. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 6/3/2016 9:49:00 PM

    I love the commentary going with this poem. You are always into social issues. Thanks for taking a look see at my drug poem. The crazy cat is just for you. hahaha. Nice seeing you today.
  1. Date: 6/3/2016 4:37:00 PM

    Hi, Joe! I read it but ... I didn't get it!!! LOL!
  1. Date: 5/31/2016 9:06:00 AM

    wow this is deep.
  1. Date: 5/30/2016 7:01:00 PM

    Hi, Joe! It was so nice to see your comment. You love history, indeed!! : D! (without the introduction I was lost! LOL) Very well done! Ruben.
  1. Date: 5/30/2016 10:01:00 AM

    What a terrible price Britain paid with the Second World War. Good points. Love, daver
  1. Date: 5/30/2016 8:19:00 AM

    Ah. Australia's car manufacturing closes within two years, lament, lament. No more Ozzie cars :( Times change, and so they tell us, should we.
  1. Date: 5/29/2016 3:56:00 PM

    Cheaper is not always better. In the long run it hurts many and economies collapse. We have the same problems here in America. Great food for thought Joe. ; )
  1. Date: 5/18/2016 1:05:00 AM

    Its all about the money here, and where to get cheap labor, fear, the nastiness does come , we will all be on the bum, says johnson quite sincere, ho hum....its queer for sum, the poor cant interfere, the persecuted chum...
  1. Date: 5/15/2016 2:15:00 PM

    I commented on your other poem but it disappeared.. Businesses went abroad for cheaper labour.. many died, because of modernisation... Soon there may not be much for mankind, if machines take over.. Well written Joe..