Brexit Catastrophisation Watch, Part 9 – Another Song For Europe

The long-awaited follow-up single is finally here…

Madeleina Kay, an almost Vera Lynn-like character among disappointed Remainers, has released another classic ode to the EU, following up on her first hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is EU“.

This one is an adaptation of the Elvis Presley classic “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, re-engineered as a tearful plea from a contrite Britain for the European Union to take us back.

The immortal lyrics:

Wise men say
Only fools Vote Leave
‘Cause I can’t help falling in love with EU
Shall we stay
Would it be a sin
If we can’t help falling in love with EU?

Every Remainer knows
It’s a catastrophe
But Brexit rest assured
It’s not meant to be

Take my hand
Accept this apology
‘Cause I can’t help falling in love with EU

As the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been co-opted to serve as the European Union’s anthem, let this effort – sung here with the sweet innocence of a child – become the EU equivalent of Parry’s “Jerusalem”, etched into the hearts of every European citizen and fondly sung on all those many euro-patriotic occasions which we have in common across the continent, and which are so important to us all.

Deep breath.

Think about the European Union for a moment. Think about what the EU actually is, how it was founded, how it deliberately grew by stealth, its deliberate corrosion of member state democracy and the impact that the outsourcing of government to a supra-national level has had on political engagement across an entire continent.

Think about the harm that the EU’s protectionist trade policies have wrought on developing nations without and on economic competitiveness within.

Think about the way that this hulking relic from the post-war era, totally lacking in popular legitimacy and unable to meet the challenges of the 21st century without inevitably making them immeasurably worse, grinds ever-onward towards its pre-ordained federalist destination, deaf to all opposition.

Then imagine writing not one, but two love songs to that organisation.

Just think about it for a moment.

The more I see of Kay’s output, the more I am starting to suspect that she may actually be a cunning Brexiteer, trolling the pro-EU Brexit-deniers from deep behind enemy lines.

If so, then she is doing an absolutely masterful job.



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7 thoughts on “Brexit Catastrophisation Watch, Part 9 – Another Song For Europe

  1. paulscottrobson December 2, 2016 / 9:57 AM

    Have you seen the Jeremy Corbyn record “JC 4 PM 4 Me” yet ?


    • Samuel Hooper December 2, 2016 / 10:26 AM

      Oh wow. Watched the two teaser trailers on YouTube. I need to buy that knitted Jeremy Corbyn doll, they should start making them for all front bench politicians.

      Well, it’s still better than the NHS song last Christmas…


      • Douglas Carter December 2, 2016 / 10:35 AM

        I can’t wait for the Opera dedicated to the Department for Work and Pensions.

        Liked by 1 person

        • thelyniezian December 2, 2016 / 10:45 PM

          Nobody wants to celebrate the DWP. Honestly they don’t.


  2. Douglas Carter December 2, 2016 / 9:36 AM

    ….’…Only fools Vote Leave’…’…

    Whilst people who voted Remain are all mentally ill. (Every single one of them. In equal measure, without exception, qualification or nuance).

    I’m glad for the opportunity to plunge into the debate at that depth. Makes life a lot easier.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Samuel Hooper December 2, 2016 / 10:20 AM

      Yes, as is so often the case with fine art like this, the song really allows humans to transcend our frequent shallow pettiness and engage with important issues on a higher, more substantive plane.


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