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Exit Brexit !!

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WHY READ THIS?

In OVER 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.  Boris' bluster does not alter the basic mathematics of Brexit.

2. There remain NO answers to the question "How will Brexit benefit me or the country?"  Even BXP farce 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.  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. 

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We continue street activism with music with a series of music based events in London and selected locations in Kent.  Also we are "Brexorcist in Chief" for Mid Kent for EU.

We have also sourced thousands of stickers to maintain awareness that Brexit is not a done deal.  Please get in touch to get your supply of these.  We have child friendly ones as well as the famous "Bollocks to Brexit" ones that we pioneered on the street at No 10 Downing Street.

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2. Making an impact in national and international media 

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 put the  Who Cares About Brexit website together.  


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 recently produced an album of anti Brexit songs "NOW - The Brexit Party Album ".  Check some of the songs out here:





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".  Imagine "Margate" by Chas & Dave sung in an East End pub with punters soaked in Watneys' Red Barrel and cockles ... We are presently working with the Lib Dem PPC for Uxbridge to help unseat Boris Johnson.

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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Today, I felt compelled to get on LBC to debunk the headline statistic that 54% of people want Boris to take back control of Parliament. From my own qualitative research it is clear that the public are bored of Brexit and Parliament's inability to do anything about it.

However it is always a mistake to give into something bad just because you are bored / stressed etc. We are being gaslit into accepting a crap Brexit deal via the bogeyman of No Deal and sheer saturation of the media. These are familiar tricks used by dictators.

Listen to the LBC Radio piece via https://soundcloud.com/peter-cook-2/brexitlies

If you have not caught the piece we did for German TV you can find it at 23 minutes 40 seconds via https://www.daserste.de/information/nachrichten-wetter/tagesthemen/videosextern/tagesthemen-15020.html

I've attached a meme I made to explain that we can only get rid of Brexit apathy by, er .... getting rid of Brexit

Aside from that we are getting reports of stickers from all over the country now

Inspired by my constant chalking, a few others have taken up the challenge. A 71 year old pensioner is doing it in Yorkshire. Good on her. See the report here https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/wakefield-graffiti-grandma-1-6210714 A phantom dog is also chalking pavements in North London. It's so easy to do, not offensive and life affirming. Chalk is plentiful in Kent and can be bought at Ikea and other good European outlets ...

Just been asked to do the Reading Festival ... onwards
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"Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way"

This week we have been busy with an interview for German ARD TV on English passivity and how it will lead us to Brexit. The feature was on Brexit anxiety and apathy and was preceded by the use of English satire inflicted upon us via a Monty Python introduction to the piece and an interview in a British retro porn shop. See the interview from 23 minutes 50 onward via https://www.daserste.de/information/nachrichten-wetter/tagesthemen/videosextern/tagesthemen-15020.html

I was asked by the interviewer about what would happen. Whilst the number of scenarios is impossible to game I am quite sure that we are being gaslit by no deal Brexit, with the intention of making us happy about accepting a shit deal. No deal remains deeply improbable if only because it leads to Boris Johnson's rapid demise. We should not focus on it.

Aside from that I've been pretty busy getting the campaign to sticker the UK underway. Also in upping Mid Kent's presence and profile on social media, having realised that we have no idea what we are doing in that area. Social media may not be as important as direct activism but we must win the media battle as well as the practical one. Get in touch for some stickers for placement around schools, amenities and parks.

Speaking of that, I now have my proposal for better media coverage of grass roots Remain activity in with Jon Snow at Channel 4 via personal e-mail

We have plans to attend the Tory party conference in Manchester and the Proms.
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So, the child friendly stickers have arrived ... we have enough to re-carpet my home if we chose to !!!

It would be better if they are distributed around the UK so pl let me know if you want some by sending an address, e-mail and phone no ideally. It will help me keep connected.

In other news, I have had a very interesting conversation about trying a new approach to engage young people with the Stop Brexit message. I cannot say too much about it yet, but will keep you all posted.

And I'm doing a rewrite on the book on Brexorcisms in preparation for an almost inevitable General Election. I very much doubt Boris will get Brexit done on Halloween. I'd put it at 50:50 by Christmas and if we get that far I imagine some other cataclysmic events will have happened to bugger Brexit. Find the book at Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lets-talk-about-BREX-Strategies/dp/179131029X

We also had an excellent meeting with some new insurgents locally and we are doing a street event in Rochester on Saturday. I just produced some questions for our new Brexitometer ... You are welcome to use in your own efforts ...

Binary questions for Brexitometers:

Do you think that Boris will “get it done” by Halloween? Y / N

Does Boris’ Bluster make any difference to our likelihood of making a success of Brexit? Y / N

Are you personally prepared for a deep recession to get Brexit done? Y / N

Have you asked your children and grandchildren for their views on Brexit? Y / N

Are you happy about the Government’s plans to leave the borders open to make Brexit happen? Y / N

Do you think that Brexit will lead to the breakup of The United Kingdom? Y / N

Are you bored with Brexit now? Y / N

If you are bored with Brexit, are you prepared for 10 -20 years more Brexit talk on the TV / Radio? Y / N

Is No Deal better than No Brexit? Y / N

Are clowns better than politicians? Y / N

Let's keep going !!! Boris' Bluster is not working and the honeymoon is over ....

Peter
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3000 stickers have now arrived and I have a further order in for a large number of child friendly ones for use around parks, schools and amenities.

If you need some of these for your own activities please contact me. We are focusing on the South East with these but I'm more that happy to send them by post.

I met Jon Snow of Channel 4 en route back from Kuwait yesterday and I need to write to him about some high level media work.

And here is my short interpretation of Boris Johnson's recent cabinet appointments for general interest ...

Yes, the cabinet appointment serves three masters in order of importance:

1. Tory party - he can seem tough and clear away the swing to BXP amidst dying gammon Tory members

2. GE - he can tell NF to bugger off as he has his own full fat fascists in the Tory party, so he can get elected

3. Brexit - least important to him. The current incumbents have long track records of incompetence and poor relationships - at some point this will be the achilles heel of Brexit

Enjoy the summer !!
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