It is reported that the Falkland islanders are worried that they may lose EU funds which they use to look after penguins after Brexit.
The Falkland islanders are tough,
Because the weather there is rough,
And as you will read in these words,
So are the local penguin birds.
They turn up each year without fail,
Arriving via swim, not sail,
And islanders will give them aid –
Some voluntary, it’s not all paid.
Some money comes from the EU,
But now with Brexit there’s a view,
That nasty Europeans will,
Be awkward and not pay the bill.
So, with this problem, what to do?
A million penguins is not few;
If Brussels will not pay its share,
The penguins then must look elsewhere.
Now one recalled when he had been
Out fishing that he thought he’d seen,
Some pictures of him in the sea,
Discarded after someone’s tea.
“I do not think!” He told his friend,
“The cameraman did quite intend,
So many pictures there should be,
And all to end up in the sea.
So maybe we could charge a fee,
For each consumed for someone’s tea,
And with the number that I saw,
We’ll have much more cash than before.
So that is what we ought to do,
The EU will not have a clue,
And we, the penguins, will survive,
And despite Brexit even thrive!”