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Exit Brexit !!

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WHY READ THIS?

It is just days away from our scheduled date of leaving the European Union.  In nearly THREE years that have elapsed since our referendum it has become apparent that:

1. There remains NO plan for Brexit. All the sketchy plans for Brexit (Chequers, No Deal, Norway, Canada Plus, Canada Geese, Canada Dry etc.) are inferior to the deal we currently have with the EU.

2. There remain NO answers to the question "How will Brexit benefit me or the country?"  Even former UKIP leader Nigel Farage  cannot answer the question and Jacob Rees-Mogg suggests we won't see any benefit for 50 years.

3. There remains confusion and contention about what Brexit means, although it has become clearer that Brexit offers no value economically, socially, environmentally, ethically and so on.

Brexit is simply the pursuit of a political ideology for the few, not the many. All challenges to Brexit, be they legal, technical, social or otherwise have been ignored by our Government and the official opposition, putting their parties before the good of the country and its people.

Some say that Brexit cannot be stopped. They are wrong. They merely demonstrate the condition psychologists call "learned helplessness".  This occurs when people don't believe they can affect the outcome of an event and / or they don't know what to do about it.  We must change this.

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT FOR?

We run a variety of projects to help end Brexit, each of them different in character and targeted towards different ambitions and communities:

1. Street Ghostbusting

We continue our street pub and cafe conversations with Leave Voters to demonstrate skills of dialogue and conflict resolution. We have recorded some of these, so that others can learn from them.  

The new book "Let's Talk About BREX .. it " is the culmination of our work on the street, in cafes and bars on the long slog to change minds one at a time.  See below for more details.  This took two months of continuous work to complete.

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We have also continued street activism with music with a series of music based events to increase footfall at the People's March to one million people, pop up events at The Bank of England, Rail stations in London and selected locations in Kent.   We need to just cover costs for these events.  We have an event planned in Birmingham subject to funding.

We are also open to offering masterclass events in London, Brighton, Bristol, Plymouth, Birmingham, Manchester,  Liverpool, Carlisle, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh etc. to teach people the strategies and skills involved, based on the "Let's Talk About BREX .. it" book.  This programme "Defence Against The Dark Brexit Arts" will be based on master practitioner NLP strategies skills, the very skills that won the referendum.  However, we will be learning to use the skills with an ethical purpose rather than for pure manipulation.  Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a tool, like a screwdriver.   A screwdriver can be used to make furniture or as a weapon.  We will be focusing on the ethical approach.

2. Making an impact in national and international media 

We have just released a book to help move the dial on attitudes to Brexit.  "Let's Talk About BREX .. it " provides a powerful cocktail of practical advice on influence and persuasion to arm Remain activists with the tools to conduct "Brexorcisms" in preparation for a People's Vote or General Election.   Check the book out on Amazon  or buy direct from the author (this is the best option to help support our ongoing work).

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We continue to generate informative articles, Radio and TV material dramatic effect.  Examples include:

Article for French Political Lifestyle magazine L'OBS 

Norwegian TV piece on Brexit 

BBC Radio 4 - also BBC Radio Kent

LBC James O'Brien  and Nigel Farage - Five appearances

Europa United article on Strategies for Brexit Ghostbusting 

Daily Mirror article  - also The Daily Mail, Metro, Kent Messenger, Express etc.


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3. Who Cares About Brexit?

Who Cares About Brexit focuses on the likelihood of deaths and serious illnesses under a No Deal Brexit scenario.  It is sheer irresponsibility on the part of our Government to threaten its citizens with medicine and food shortages merely so they can get us to accept any deal that they can cobble together.  We have already put the  Who Cares About Brexit website together.  We now hope to make a poignant film along with a press campaign together to educate people about this tragic and soul-less development by our Government, although time is very short for this now.  We seek funds to develop this film and undertake the necessary press activity to give our campaign national visibility.  A draft video of the concept can be seen below.  Our film will use a professional voice over artist, feature live witness testimony and inputs from leading figures and opinion formers in the NHS etc. - estimated £3500.  


4. Challenging Vote Leave Lies


We continue to challenge Vote Leave where we feel we can make an impact without contributing to the amplification of their own media presence.  Examples of this include a front page article in The Independent, The New European  and our surrealistic "online eBay auction of Nigel Farage" and "Brexit Ferry Services " projects.

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5. Targeting Brexit Apathy with Music


We are currently producing a new song to target Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson and the Brextremists.  Watch this space ...

We recently produced a bizarre multi-genre piece of music entitled "Nigel Farage's Garage  " to address criticism from Remainers that say they don't like pop music or reggae, or metal etc.  Whilst the point of our work is to stop Brexit I am sensitive to the idea that music is like marmite.  Check the "Eurotrash" mix out here:


We also put out a deeply ironic Country and Western Brexit Hoedown called "Theresa May's a Remainer " to remind people that No Deal is a disaster, May's deal is very poor and Remain is the best option.  I personally don't much like country music but it was a response to a request from Remainers.  I certainly did not like the song after I'd listened to it far too many times to mix it !!  Now I have some distance I must say it remains awfully catchy in the "Benny Hill" idiom of Political Satire !! :-)  Check "The Brexit Cowpokers" out on iTunes and the animated video from Mark Duffy:


The sequel to the Theresa May song is one to encourage Jeremy Corbyn to get off the Brexit Steroids, based on the Ramones' song "Sheena is a Punk Rocker".  Check "Jezza is a Brexshitter " out.


Exit Brexit  is a song to help put an end to Brexit, designed specifically to impact the man and woman on the street who have largely been unmoved by graphs, data and elaborate arguments about stopping Brexit.  This includes leave voters in regret and remainers who think we must follow "the will of the people".  Both groups exhibit what psychologists call "learned hopelessness".

Exit Brexit , written in the Chas & Dave "Mockney" style, will help persuade Brexiteers in regret and weary Remainers that Brexit is a "Dogs Dinner".  Here's the chorus line. Imagine "Margate" by Chas & Dave sung in an East End pub with punters soaked in Watneys' Red Barrel and cockles ...

We are still pursuing an event with Charlie Mullins CBE, CEO of Pimlico Plumbers using the plumbing version of the song he contributed to "Bollocks to Brexit ".

We work on these as part of our ongoing commitment to "Break Brexit Before Brexit Breaks Britain".  I hope you can support us.

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On Saturday, we take the Theresa May Nose float from Hyde Park at noon to Parliament, pulled by 12 Bojo Clowns and a Donald Trump Gorilla. I will be assisting by doing keynotes and performing songs.

But the real news is that I've enlisted the help of a real rock star on the day. Richard Strange is leader of Proto Punk band "The Doctors of Madness", who were a huge influence on much indie music and the new wave. Somewhat ahead of their time they imploded after three albums, appearances with Twiggy and a lot of recreational drugs ... Richard has since made film appearances in Harry Potter, Robin Hood and a host of film noir productions. Find out more about the enigma at http://www.richardstrange.com

Strange has reformed The Doctors of Madness to release an album of political songs. He will be performing his new song "MAKE IT STOP" at noon on Saturday at Hyde Park Piccadilly side, as we set off with Mother Theresa. Just look for the nose ... :-)

If you are able to join or support us in some way that would be great.

All the best

Peter
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Saturday approaches and we are supporting the "Theresa May Nose" at the London march - see attached period. I will be delivering a series of keynotes and performing music whilst the nose is pulled towards Parliament by a bunch of clowns - not MP's of course.

During the week I'll be donating 50% of any proceeds towards the Nose project, and the rest towards the purchase of a considerable number of child friendly stickers for distribution across Kent.

In other news I ran our first meeting to up our numbers in Kent on Saturday and we have planned three more recruitment events in the coming weeks.

BREAK BREXIT BEFORE BREXIT BREAKS BRITAIN

Peter
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Thank you kindly for the renewed support to this project. We are about to embark on an insurgency campaign in Kent and will be sourcing a veritable tsunami of "Bollocks to Brexit" stickers to assist our networks in reminding the people of Kent that Brexit is still not a done deal. The stickers keep appearing mysteriously around Kent and there must be a veritable army of insurgents in "cells" doing this.

Aside from that, I've been asked to assist Elizabeth Evenden-Kenyon, the Lib Dem PPC for Uxbridge to assist in the "Brexorcism" of Boris Johnson. It may need more than Holy water !!

A sad reflection on the decision-making powers of the British people follows ... The people who will elect our PM are happy to see the end of the United Kingdom, the return of terrorism to Northern Ireland, the destruction of our children's prosperity and even the fission of their own party, just so they can get a blue passport. A good proportion of them are over 67 (mean age 57), so they will never have to deal with the consequences of their actions or explain themselves to their children and grandchildren.

This Saturday, I am arranging an event to bring people in North Kent together for the final frontier to stop Boris' Brexit. I will be buying a large supply of stickers for random insurgency in the coming months.

And finally, we have been asked to appear with the "Brexit Monstrosity" at the March for Europe on Sat 20 July in London. I will be in London all day for this and hope to see some of you there.

Peter
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I've been quiet for a few months. Personal depression about Brexit has taken its toll and my activities have been reduced to what could be described as "insurgency", chalking, stickering and so on. I consider that it was better to focus on activity in my own area where Brexit feelings remain high, although the reasons amount to what could be considered buyer's remorse.

But it rather seems that I must rise up again. I was asked to rejuvenate the Mid Kent 4 EU group and it seems we all need to make a big push to counter the daily gaslighting by Boris, Farage et al and help win the battle of ideas. I have been appointed as "Brexorcist in Chief" :-) at The European Movement AGM.

To this end, I am once again seeking some support to fund flag mafia activity, Bollocks to Brexit insurgency and a host of activities in Kent and London. Amidst these we are considering a Town Hall style public "Question Time" event subject to interest.

I am leading a "Festival of Ideas" next Saturday to recruit some more insurgents to the cause. The range of options we will explore will include but not be limited by the following:

* Running Street Stalls on a regular basis.
* Producing quality press releases, establishing solid links with the media and providing a steady stream of newsworthy material for print, radio and TV in Kent.
* Dark Ops – Stickering Kent, Chalk Brexit, Flag Mafia, one off stunts and other clandestine activities.
* Street activism – conducting “Brexorcisms” etc.
* Running public meetings in the vein of Question Time,
* Lobbying MP’s and Government on issues of special significance to Kent via letters etc.
* Improving our presence on Social Media – fb, Twitter etc.
* Recruiting more members and especially reaching youth.

If you are in Kent or know people in Kent, please come along via https://www.facebook.com/events/2371167106462489/

We ran an event yesterday in Faversham and it is clear that there is no appetite for Boris / Hunt's plan and not much for No Deal. Meanwhile the book we wrote on Brexorcisms has reached the cafes of Spain ...

Oh yes, and a very angry man who works in a local tattoo shop threatened to ram my bicycle up my ar...e the other day. I cannot post his vile comments with this as they are just too rude. Needless to say the Police are treating the matter seriously. All in a day's Brexorcisms ... :-)

Onwards !!

Peter Cook
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