Labour’s European election strategy: Leaflets of your mind – or is that Windmills of your Brexit? – (with apologies to Michel LeGrande)

26 Apr

Labour spokesman on European elections leaflet: “There are a number of different texts for different leaflets in circulation, including for a freepost and for other campaign purposes. They all reflect existing party policy.”

 

Like a circle (are there stars there?)

Like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning

On an ever spinning reel

Like a snowball sample taken

In your own constituency

Like a carousel of options

Running rings round the many

 

Like the Brexit clock still ticking

Past the minutes of its face

And the world is like an apple

Whirling silently in space

Like the wording that you find

In the leaflets of your mind

 

 

Like a tunnel that you follow

To a Europe on its own

Down a hollow, past a car park

Where the sun now can’t be shone

Like a door that keeps revolving

In the service of your friends

Or the ripples of a mention

Someone tosses, and it trends

 

Like the Brexit clock keeps ticking ……

 

Keys to office in your pocket

Words that jingle in your head

Will the summer go that quickly?

Is it something that you said?

Labour walks along a tightrope

Leaving leaflets in the sand

 

Is the sound of distant drumming

Just the fingers of your hand?

Pictures hanging in the hallway

Just the fragment of a song

Half remembered policies

But to whom do they belong?

 

When you knew

It was an election

You were suddenly aware

That the autumn mood was turning

To the Remain

Voters’ share

 

 

When you knew

That it was over

In the Autumn of goodbyes

For a moment

You could not recall

Why voters mobilise!

 

 

Like a circle (are there stars there?)

Like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning

On an ever spinning reel

Like a snowball sample taken

In your own constituency

Like a carousel of options

Running rings round the many

 

As the images unwind

Like the wording

That you find

In the leaflets of your mind

 

 

 

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