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Brexit: Final Thoughts From A Democratic Moaner

Questions that never got answered ...



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 ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.

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