Cue the referendum with a simple question:
Leave or Remain the European Union.
With no right or wrong answer it was set for June,
A difference of opinion, oh man didn't it boil over!
A horrible campaign of fear, smear and half truths
to convince the electorate to follow their views
Of which direction the UK should take
At the cross-roads described as the
most important to date
On the morning of the 24th it was revealed
that the British public had voted to leave
Resulting in a vacant number 10 and
calls for the opposition leader to enter the den.
A country with no leadership, weak opposition
and no clear plan
An EU that wants us to do all that we can
To leave as swiftly and as quietly
without causing distress
To the other member states
who want to get on to create
A unified Europe with common goals, trade
and free movement of people
The very things Britain helped to create.
Our country is now broken
Our nations' divided
Our population is fighting
And, our political parties are disembarking
Our proudest moment is not right now
Our flag is being stained by the minority
who have blown
This situation out of all perspective
Choosing racism, discrimination and xenophobic behaviour
To try and destroy everything that the country can be proud of:
a multi-ethnic, diverse and accepting society
Where people live in relative harmony
Looking out for each other no matter their
race, nationality or sexuality
Remember in this uncertain reality
we are all connected via our love for the country
Let's rise above those who wish to divide us
Stand shoulder-to-shoulder in an act of defiance
To show our ruling party we will not let
this referendum destroy everything that defines us.
To unify and heal our nation and country
and regain our United Kingdom.
[Marcus Samperi, June 2016]