I considered a different illustration for this little blogpost but remembered that some visitors like to eat while they are wandering through the blogosphere. Because of the presence of electricity, barfing on one's keyboard can be injurious to health.
For the past three years, British newspapers have been filled with Brexshit tales. Brexshit this and Brexshit that. Most of us are heartily sick of it.
Half the British public were led up the garden path by those who advocated Brexshit. Increasingly, the pledges and promises that were made appear to be nothing more than fool's gold. Of course many people voted for Brexshit simply to cock a snook at David Cameron and the British establishment and undeniably - just as in the last American presidential race - there was shady Russian involvement
Some Brexshit voters were amazingly naive - such as one of Shirley's uncles who has since passed away. Back in 2016 I asked him why he had voted for Brexshit and he spoke of our country's independent spirit and how we had "won two world wars", claiming that we "don't need anybody else". As I say, he has since died - along with a million other retired Brexshit voters. In the meantime ,a million young people have now reached voting age.
Our beloved prime minister The Right Honourable Theresa May voted to remain in the European Union back in 2016. Her heart isn't really in it and the kind of Brexshit she plans to serve up is nothing more than a dog's breakfast of compromise, delay, tariffs and half-promises. It is an utter and complete mess and like many other British patriots I am very worried about what this will all mean for our nation's economic future. It appears like self-harming on a giant scale.
It's time to take stock - a reality check - but May and her mob seem determined to leap off the cliff - arguing that this is what the British people voted for. That is a patent lie. We need to stop the crazy Brekxshit before it's too late. We are part of Europe and we can never completely sever our ties with the European Union.
I am reminded of the last lines of "Hotel California" by The Eagles:-
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"Ahh! Saturday morning rant over. That feels better.
You should save your rants for Mondays or maybe hump days. I used to listen to a radio show where listeners could call in with their rants. That was on tuesdays.ReplyDelete
Saturdays are for enjoying
Okay. I have calmed down now Auntie!Delete
I wish the Brexshit supporters and Trump humpers could all go live somewhere together and leave the rest of us in peace. Idiots.ReplyDelete
Greenland would be a good idea.Delete
What has the tiny population of Greenland (about twice that of Lewis) ever done to hurt you YP?Delete
Regardless of whether you are a Remainer or a Brexit supporter you have to agree that the whole thing is a right b....y mess.ReplyDelete
Campaigners in 2016 never forecasted this living nightmare... like a maze in a puzzle book but with no way to the end.Delete
Get yourself a nice jigsaw and settle down. You'll forget all about Brexshit then.ReplyDelete
Then I'll get mad with the puzzle because there is bound to be a missing piece.Delete
Brexit?! I thought we were voting to outlaw breadsticks!ReplyDelete
You can get a great breadsticks deal at ASDA... and no Jean Claude Junker in sight.Delete
(Deflecting) I love the Eagles!ReplyDelete
What is your link with Philadelphia?Delete
I have no real dog in this fight, as we American southerners say sometimes, but it does seem as if a wave of racist, nationalistic insanity has descended upon the globe.ReplyDelete
We certainly have forgotten all about giving peace a chance. Or so it would seem.
As a planet, we seem to have been taking backward steps in recent times. We should be moving forward to a better world.Delete
I wish I had something well-balanced and clever to say, but I can only repeat that the entire topic saddens and worries me greatly. The least of those worries is whether I will need a visum for my Yorkshire holidays in the future.ReplyDelete
I imagine that a visum is a cuddly toy.Delete
Well, you know I agree with you completely. I would love to put a stop to this. I wish we could have done it before we wasted two years and untold government work-hours on it. The whole thing is a disaster. Dave and I know an older couple, both in their 70s, who voted for Brexit and they sound a lot like Shirley's uncle. They kept saying they don't understand why they should have to take orders from Germans. Somehow the fact that they have elected representatives in a European parliament just doesn't matter to them -- they feel outnumbered and manipulated by the Continent. (Plus they kept electing Nigel Farage as their MEP, and he never wanted the European parliament to work at all.) Sad to say, I think there's a strong strain of that kind of thinking, particularly among the older generation.ReplyDelete
And this is called democracy! Ha-ha-ha!... (I fell over, writhing on the carpet}.Delete
These days it seems like politics is something set out for harm. Whatever happened to government by the people for the people? How can we vote on something that is not honestly presented? Arrgh!ReplyDelete
I can't help you out, my friend. I have no more space in my teeny brain for any more angst and upset what with having to deal with Donald and our own slide into awfulness occupying my every waking minute.ReplyDelete
This issue has been controversial right from the beginning. It's a sad situation when the possibilities of any success are limited.ReplyDelete
I could not have ranted better. Well, not without losing my cool.Delete
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