A humorous Latin poem in a newspaper

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Anthony Appleyard
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A humorous Latin poem in a newspaper

Post by Anthony Appleyard » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:42 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Telegraph

The readers' letters page in the Daily Telegraph 19 Feb 2019 included this humorous Latin elegaic poem sent in by Dr. David Butterfield (Queens' College, Cambridge) about the Brexit:

Quid sibi vult Brexit? qui Brexitus exitus ipse?
quomodo, qua, quando terra Britanna Bregat?
nunc post lustra novem Bregere - an Brexire? - necesse est:
parsne fuit Remanens parte Abeunte minor?
vox populi, divi est; at vox repetita fit echo.
nunc referenda iterum sunt referenda plebi?
est gravius multo spectare futura Britannis:
quid referet nobis extera vita novi?
quaerere plura queam; meliora intendere malo:
Europhilos ut nos dedecet usque queri.
nam, Brecta EUropa, non parvam noster amoris
stillam Euro paean inde favente teget.

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Re: A humorous Latin poem in a newspaper

Post by seneca2008 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:16 am

I find it difficult to find anything about Brexit amusing. It is the most disastrous policy mistake we in the UK have made since Suez.

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