A song about Brexit

porterWith apologies to Mr Cole Porter, IP Draughts and others have re-written one of his best-known songs. This follows an exchange on Twitter yesterday with @law_and_policy and @iamthebaritone. The version below is further revised. Imagine a butler answering the phone to one of Miss Otis’ friends, in a swanky New York apartment in the 1930s.

Miss Otis regrets Article 50 will be delayed, madam.
Miss Otis regrets Article 50 will be delayed.
She is sorry it’s not yet done,
Though last Summer down at Leaver’s Lane
They won, madam.
Miss Otis regrets Article 50 will be delayed.
When she woke up and found
That her EU dream was gone, madam,
She ran to the man
Who had called the referendum.
And from under her velvet gown
She drew a gun and shot her PM down (politically), madam.
Miss Otis regrets Article 50 will be delayed.
When the Daily Mail turned on her
And dragged her from Number 10, madam,
They stitched her up, shouting that England ruled the world.
And the moment before she (politically) died
She lifted up her lovely head and cried, madam.
Miss Otis regrets Article 50 will be delayed.

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