For the record


In response to politicians who churn out the soundbite “what people want is to get Brexit done”.


I am a person

one of forty eight percent

I wish to remain.


by Scooj

2522. M32 roundabout J3 (173)

This is quite a rare piece by the mild-mannered Face 1st, because he doesn’t very often get political, but this piece has been painted to show the artist’s despair over Brexit. It is a sentiment that will chime for the majority of Bristol citizens who voted overwhelmingly to remain in Europe.

Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019
Face 1st, M32 roundabout, Bristol, October 2019

I share the tears being shed by Face 1st’s subject and they are tears that reflect a sadness that our country is so divided, more so than at any time in living memory. The UK is shattered, and we can be pretty sure that the outcome of leaving Europe will be several more years of austerity (haven’t we had enough? – as a public sector worker, I’ve not had a more than 1% pay rise for a decade), the break up of the Union, with Scotland the first to go, and a vast and costly new domestic bureaucracy (replacing the one in Europe) just to manage our trade relationships and regulations that will be required for each nation we trade with. I wish I could wake up from this nightmare. Face 1st’s piece says it all really.

Bro Jo


His loyalty stretched

picks country over brother

dignity intact.


by Scooj

On the news that Jo Johnson the Prime Minister’s brother has resigned as a Government Minister and from the Conservative party. This has not been a good week for Boris. Perhaps a little humility might help.



Eton-boy Rees Mogg

with staggering arrogance

lounges in The House.


by Scooj


I make no apologies. I dislike this man intensely. His far right Victorian values chime for some, but it seems as if the last 40 years of progressive attitude changes towards race, poverty, disability, environment, gender, freedom, equality and general decency have passed him by. He is the epitome of the privileged, white, wealthy, little Britain that cares not one jot about anybody except themselves and protecting their way of life at all costs.

This man, whose disappearance up Boris Johnson’s arse has been rewarded with the role of Leader of the House, should be an example to all MPs. At yesterday’s emergency motion on prorogation he spent the majority of the debate draped across three seats of the front bench of the House of Commons overtly displaying his contempt for parliamentary process and debate. He is utterly disgusting and I hope the negative exposure this toad has been given will set back his career forever. How dare he behave like this? Sadly under this new Johnson regime I fear we need to get used to this kind of flagrant disregard for the law and for common decency.

Bravo to Caroline Lucas (Green Party MP) for calling him out.