What: A long poem about one of the most important issues of our time. A caustic look at the phenomenon of Brexit and the rise of far-right populism.
How: "Murray’s new Melos pamphlet A Dog’s Brexit... is narrated by a ‘dog’ whose ‘hide’s a mellow shade of whisky,/ my temper’s generally frisky/ but not today’, and the canine sympathies are those of an unalloyed remainer. Its targets are often the obvious ones: the ones who cry, ‘We want our country back, …’/ who handed it to tax-avoiding, fly,/ globetrotting firms not shy/ of battle// with mere governments – or workers/ flung like Christians in the circus/ to lions’ jaws’; the ‘Brits’ who live abroad and read The Daily Mail; and Nigel Farage and the UKIP MEPs ‘waxed fat on all their doles and fees.’ So Murray has little stomach for the hypocrisy he finds in contemporary British life. And little stomach for the hypocrisy he finds in the politics of Theresa May with her sycophancy towards Trump, and May’s wish to claw back legislation such as the Human rights Act." Ian Pople - "The Manchester Review."