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Brexit: A Haiku Diary

Brexit: A Haiku Diary

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Brexit: A Haiku Diary

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61 pages
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Sep 22, 2019
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9780463006009
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The United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union in 2016 did not bring out the best in politicians. London poet Lallafa Jeltz, staunch socialist and proud Europhile, felt the urge to do something to stop the UK taking the stupidest decision ever. So it was that she took the fight to the social-media soapbox that is Twitter through the medium of a topical haiku a day. In the midst of the madness, the rabid arguments and debates, the poet wandered lonely as a clown. More than three years later, the dust has yet to settle. BREXIT: A HAIKU DIARY is not just a collection of poetry, but also a succinct record and timely reminder of what was making press headlines at the time. Warning: contents may cause readers to despair at British politics all over again.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 22, 2019
ISBN:
9780463006009
Format:
Book

About the author

Lallafa Jeltz is the pen-name of a London-based writer, whose hobbies include confusing tourists, drawing moustaches on newspaper pictures of celebrities and shouting at the screen during BBC's Question Time.


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BREXIT: A HAIKU DIARY

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BREXIT - A HAIKU DIARY

Preface

A Referendum Is Announced

Belief Is Bad Policy

The Campaign Commences

No Impartial Truths

The Final Countdown

Aftermath

About the Author

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BREXIT: A HAIKU DIARY

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[About the Author] [Contents] [Brexit: A Haiku Diary]

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This edition first published September 2019

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BREXIT: A HAIKU DIARY

[Copyright] [Contents] [Preface]

A little book of poetry and politics by

Lallafa Jeltz

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Acknowledgements

Thanks go to friends for listening to my rants down at the pub, to WyrdStar for publishing my little book, and to the new political establishment of the United Kingdom, who really should not be looking to Emperor Augustus as their inspiration for a new world order.

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Preface

[Title Page] [Contents] [A Referendum Is Announced]

BRITISH POLITICS ARE BEYOND SATIRE. The United Kingdom’s referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) in 2016 brought out the worst in more people than I have time to wag my scolding finger. As the debate on leaving the EU plummeted into feeble promises, allegations, nasty threats and downright lies, I felt the urge to do something, anything to stop my country taking the stupidest decision ever. I lay my cards out now: I am a staunch socialist and a proud Europhile. Brexiteers, this little book is not for you.

Words are my weapon. I am a terrible poet, but I like a challenge. So it was that I decided to take my fight to the social-media soapbox that is Twitter (@Lallafa_Jeltz). My contribution to the referendum campaign would be to write one topical haiku a day.

I started with a clean slate, next to no followers and an unrealistic glow of optimism. Throughout my campaign I stuck to the classic three-line haiku structure of five, seven and five syllables for no good reason whatsoever. I also tried my best to argue against misinformation, the now-global phenomenon of ‘fake news’,

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