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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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TAKE BACK CONTROL is available to pre-order - we aim to crush Brexit with a Top 40 hit to reach every pub, club and bathtub of Britain.

We plan to drive round Parliament with the song, perhaps with some lovers on a flat bed ... truck ... perhaps Theresa in bed with Jeremy to mirror the state of our Parliament where everyone is in bed with everyone else. We'll need to hire a truck for a week and a few other items. If you can support us in this endeavour, please make a donation to the funder. Here's a little background to the song ...

"Take Back Control" was conceived in the shower whilst listening to Texas' version of the French Sex Anthem "Je T'aime". I saw it all in a few seconds and ran downstairs to fuse the melody with some "AC/DC" rock drums, Brexit lies from Boris, Gove, Fox, Rees-Mogg and Theresa May and "women in Brexstacy" : making a unique Springtime dance groove.

Be part of a phenomenon and let's end the Brexit chaos in style. Download and Gift the song to Remainers in remission and Leavers in regret before it's too late. All downloads count towards chart success. Last time we did this we reached No 1 with "In Limbo" on the Amazon charts for 3 days out of the chart week. It was not quite enough to reach the UK Top 40, so we need those downloads and shares.

If we succeed in charting the song we have been promised coverage in the populist media to escape the Remain bubble. We must break out of echo chambers to change minds and we barely have a month to do this now.

MAKE LOVE, NOT BREXIT xxx

PRE-ORDER LINK https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/take-back-control-single/1452921793
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I've just finished editing and formatting the Kindle version of the book "Let's Talk About BREX .. it". It is an intensely frustrating and time consuming process . One would think that once you have a paper book that it would be quite simple to do a kindle version. But of course, the different size of a kindle screen makes all quite difficult. Anyway, it is done.

I've been doing a lot of undercover style dialogue with Brexiteers in my local area recently alongside getting ready for our next song release. Here is one story from a cafe:

I was just speaking with an expert physicist and war gamer colleague (damn those experts) who is currently working for the MOD. Like most senior civil servant I've met, they have gamed most of the strategies for Brexit (all of which are pretty disastrous) and are constantly met with swivel eyed loons in Whitehall who don't listen to their warnings.

We did however discuss the mathematics of civil unrest and he agreed with me that, whilst supermarkets will probably need armed guards, that it's quite likely that each town will only get 2 soldiers each. So Theresa May will end up having to decide whether they guard Tescos, Lidl, Sainsbury or The Co-Op etc. It would be laughable if it were not serious ...

Rather like the dilemma faced by Dad's Army as to whether to guard the novelty rock emporium, Stones' amusement arcade or the Jolly Roger Pier ... tough choices ahead ... of course they could arm the yellow vests ...

He bought a copy of "Let's Talk About BREX .. it" - no doubt it will find its way into DSTL and Whitehall ...

Finally, the new song is about to be released. A strange mixture of a French sex anthem, a hard rock drum pattern, some hard brexiteers talking rubbish and some "women in Brexstacy", the song will probably be rated PG. We are working on getting it banned. Any help gratefully received ... The trailer film is attached.

The album will follow soon ...

Peter
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I've spent the last week or so putting together another song to help undermine the faltering Brexit process.

The new song is called Take Back Control - it is at the acidic end of the spectrum compared with out more poignant works such as "In Limbo".

Best described as an amalgam of "French Sex Music, fused with Hard Rock, Hard Brexiteers and Women in Brexstacy", it was inspired by the 1960's sex anthem "Je T'aime". Listen to a sample here: https://soundcloud.com/peter-cook-2/take-back-control-short

We really need someone to make a cracking video for the song if anyone can assist.

Going forward I have been asked to perform in London on Valentine's Day - details to follow.

I now have a small supply of the book available for direct purchases. Contact me for details.
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Crazy times and they call for crazy ideas. I cooked one up the other day and sent it to Guy Verhofstadt, Gina Miller and a few others. I already have a reply from Caroline Lucas so let's see. See below for the letter.

It concerns a safe way to show leave voters what no deal Brexit means. I shared it in a private Linkedin group full of well to do Remain chattering classes and it suffered the same fate as most initiatives in our cause. People found several reasons why it did not suit them and I received no offers to network the idea to a higher level. Yet, nobody had any alternative ideas. Somewhat disappointing, but let's see what Caroline Lucas thinks. If you are able to leverage the idea, please send on to anyone who can help.

Aside from that we are releasing a new song shortly. I do try to keep the balance between serious work and the more satirical stuff. The mood has changed towards deadly serious at the moment. Yet, as Einstein said "We cannot solve a problems with the same level of thinking that created it" ... :-)

The book continues to generate interest and I gained a nice review from someone. The latest banners are attached.

Peter

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Dear Guy,

I have a base idea on how to break Brexit deadlock whilst ensuring that the EU is seen to be trying to assist a “friendly divorce”. Just over a year ago I thought of the idea of a “trial separation” to help crystallise in UK Leave voters’ minds what Brexit will mean. Sadly the fragmentation of our movement meant that it was ignored in the tsunami of tweets etc.

I have just hatched this proposal. I have kept it incredibly short as I know your day is filled with more important things than our desire to harm ourselves. In brief, the idea seeks to “de-risk” Brexit:

Can the EU write to Theresa May along these lines:

"To respect the "will of the people", let us delay no longer and have a No Deal on 28 FEBRUARY, so that we can see how we all get along with it until Article 50 runs out on 28.03.19"

Obviously the exact date would be up to you and so on. I realise that the lives of large organisations move slowly, but this would give Vote Leave what they think they want and give the UK a chance to evaluate the realities of Brexit. Inspired by the 50’s Sci Fi movie “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, it gives everyone a preview of what would come in the event of Brexit in a way that is reversible before 29 March.

I will leave it there for now. In terms of my own background, I’m an Organisation Development consultant specialising in creativity and innovation. I have worked tirelessly for nearly 3 years almost full time trying to restore sanity to the UK. I have just released a book entitled “Let’s Talk About BREX .. it” to help heal our divided nation irrespective of what happens next in this bizarre display of populism.
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