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Brexit: Final Thoughts From A Democratic Moaner

Questions that never got answered ...

 
 

POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 28/06/2016 @ 8:00AM

I voted to leave in the recent Brexit referendum as I've always distrusted the hierarchy of the EU. My reasons are summed up by Tony Benn as in the photo below. No need to go over all that again now it's all over bar the shouting ...

These question have never been answered so I voted for brexit in the recent referendum.

These question have never been answered so I voted for brexit in the recent referendum.

At present, I especially distrust Jean-Claude Juncker, the chain-smoking alcoholic. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against chain-smoking alcoholics; many of my best friends are chain smoking alcoholics, but none - to my knowledge - have any input into how our country is run.

"I thought that the remain
camp would win."

Even when I was watching the results coming in, early on, I thought that. So I sat watching it and considered what I'd do if they won and how I, as a democratic moaner for many years and someone who has long supported a referendum on this matter, would react if remain won.

I thought of positive ways that we could go forward even in a union that I have long considered dishonest, undemocratic and wasteful. There could be ways to go forward I thought, and if they won, the best thing to do would be to congratulate the remain team and try to look at a positive way forward. We've had our vote and I could never argue again that we, the electorate, have not had a say.

"But leave won and I was quite
pleased about that."

I didn't dance naked through the streets of Milton Keynes with a Union Flag attached to my willy, or crack open tinnies of cider or post inflammatory stuff on Facebook. I knew some people would be upset over it, and it's a serious matter.

I was just pleased that we would come out of the European Union and that we would need to stick together as I would have done had we voted to stay in. I'm not one of those who does all that 'Not In My Name' stuff.

"Democracy doesn't work that way."

I don't mind people having a go at me at all, as I don't fall out with people, but just have a think about it all before you alienate people who might really be your friends.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.


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