Au Revoir Europe

Posted: January 31, 2020 in Chat
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I used to have this kind of ‘joke’:
If ever England left Europe, then they’d all be dead within 5 years.
They’ll have bored each other to death.

I think now, though, there is enough of an ethnic mix to prevent that.

Au revoir, Europe. For now.

England used to feel like a stagnant pond, when I was growing up.
Then it went international, vibrant, so alive.
There’s always this blossoming, then dying off, then all over again.

People say ‘There is something different about living on an island.’
So don’t judge too harshly.
‘Something different‘: bit of the old je ne sais quoi, then? That’s quite ironic.

Don’t judge too harshly, I wrote… then I thought of Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, and, well… how on earth did that/did they happen?
The Conservative Party got a bit of a landslide victory at last election.
But did they?
It was an end to the Brexit chaos people voted for.
And Johnson made damned sure he was heading that one. So, no, people who would never normally vote for them, voted for the only one with the remote possibility of giving them peace from the dithering.

– Dithering – this is One thing the politicians did right: the referendum vote-divide was so close that to go all out for one side or the other would have been shamefully authoritarian, to say the least. The politicians ‘dithered’ in order to find a fair solution to both sides.
I think they should have held out longer, fought harder, but….

The Conservative landslide: the trouble is that so politically naive are most people, it didn’t dawn on them that to allow a foothold was to give permission to take the whole wall off if necessary to get in – and all their ‘policies’ with them.
An old, old, story.

I’ll not bore readers any longer with this sorry business.
Oh no, it’s started, the boring!

Au revoir – for now.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-51303555/brexit-meps-sing-in-unison-ahead-of-brexit

Comments
  1. etinkerbell says:

    So sorry Michael and I don’t even think that there will a rejoining soon or ever. Upon what ground? But in case you get too bored, you can always quit that island and have some fun on the continent! A presto!(?)

    • Re-joining? Well, there’s always hope, that heartbreaker.
      Upon what ground? you ask – well, when the fools find out the real mess they’ve made. Austerity? Ha, that’ll be nothing in comparison.

  2. viennafamous says:

    There’s a really good analysis of the so-called landslide that a socialist friend posted shortly after the election. It mentions that older voters may have remembered Corbyn being strongly anti-EU in the 70s…If you can bear to read about politics any more it’s definitely worth a look: https://consortiumnews.com/2019/12/17/letter-from-britain-why-labour-lost/

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