DISENCFRANCHISED

A Parliamentary vote on a General Election when our future as European citizens will once again be in front of the electorate is taking place in Westminster.  Once again hundreds of thousands of affected citizens will be denied a vote, a voice in their own future. Re posting this poem in anger. 


DISENFRANCHISED

I am a second class citizen, oneof millions, the disenfranchised in aplebiscite now deemed ‘the people’s will’.Denied a vote the most affected,we with lives enriched by the despised,demonised, ‘freedom to move’  a right to be removed from the young,born Europeans, now choked silent. 

Whoever could imagine progress ending,a world where rights are threatened,where on an arbitrary date we'rethird country nationals, foreigners,stripped not just of rights but identity.Whoever thought our children could losethe freedoms we enjoyed, whilst millionaireLeavers buy their passports stamped hypocrisy.

Still I have no vote as our Governmentdeclares suffrage reversible not universal.This from the country vocal in its pride,taken as a template, admired worldwidefor its history of justice and democracy.To our disgrace the people’s will was won on liesabetted by those who gain from chaoswhile we the people likewise, pay the price.


© 2018 Jacqueline Claire Knight.  All rights reserved. 



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