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Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lamplighter
My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky;
It’s time to take the window to see Leerie going by;
For every night at teatime and before you take your seat,
With lantern and with ladder he comes posting up the street.

Now Tom would be a driver and Maria go to sea,
And my papa’s a banker and as rich as he can be;
But I, when I am stronger and can choose what I’m to do,
Oh Leerie, I’ll go round at night and light the lamps with you!

For we are very lucky, with a lamp before the door,
And Leerie stops to light it as he lights so many more;
And O! before you hurry by with ladder and with light,
O Leerie, see a little child and nod to him tonight!

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

The Lamplighter


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Parliament debated “EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum”

05 September 2016

Transcript of the debate: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-09-05/debates/1609058000001/EUReferendumRules

The petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215


Please allow the Politicians to vote on whether they think Great Britain should exit the EU


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Petition to call for a Second EU Referendum

Please Sign this Petition if you are a UK resident and would like to call for a second EU Referendum and please pass on to friends and family

Northern Ireland and Scotland – please vote too, if you agree with the Petition

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215


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Call for Second Referendum on EU

As the Vote Leave – Brexit Party – have now admitted, ‘some’ of their claims to get people to vote to leave EU were not thought through.

For example instead of £350 m a week extra to spend on the NHS, Nigel Farage has said this morning on TV – only a “£10 billion a year featherbed, that will be free money that we can spend on the NHS, on schools, on ‘whatever it is’….That was one of the mistakes that the Leave campaign made”

Also it seems they no longer want to put in place Article 50 straitaway to leave the EU as they now want to reflect for a while. Perhaps – now, is a little late to want to think about it.

Huge inconsistencies and frightening admissions. How can you ask the Country to vote leave EU, risk triggering a General Election, having possibly both Partys have to elect new leaders – making us effectively leaderless and splitting up the Country and have no real Plans or Strategies?

Please, could we have a Second Referendum – if not now, in a year or even six month time. Perhaps until then, we should stay in EU, Article 50 – not being invoked and the Vote Leave Party really think about – what they are doing and proposing and put something with substance inplace – not a lot of empty promises.

Or perhaps – the EU referendum result is invalid and should be redone, at once.