Boris, Brexit and Bitter Divorces


The rest of the world may be looking at us Brits as if we've been seized by a collective madness, what with Brexit and having Boris Johnson, a man who looks like he's been dragged through a briar hedge backwards, as our Prime Minister.
It's kind of you to worry (or, more likely, gloat) but have no fear, we'll be fine in the end. Somehow we always are. It may seem we as a nation are tearing ourselves apart but it's when the chips are down that we come into our own. 
Whatever your views on Brexit, I'm sure we can all agree on one thing ... please God, let it be over. It’s all been dragging on for far too long. Make the decision and we'll live with it, for better or worse, for richer or poorer. Because we have no choice.
It's not as if the Luftwaffe is raining bombs down on our heads. We are not fearfully watching the skies for doodlebugs and flying bombs. We are not fighting in the trenches. We are seeking a divorce - or rather, the politicians are seeking a divorce on our behalf - and like most divorces, things are getting acrimonious. But once the dust has settled and we’ve finally agreed who gets custody of the cat and have split the record collection down the middle, we can go back to being friends again. Can’t we?
Europe is feeling a bit like a woman scorned and is doing its best to punish us. We are acting like a man who doesn't want to give up half of what he's worked hard for. We want our cake and eat it too.
But we will always have shared interests and common values. We are all democratic nations who want to see a peaceful world. We need each other.
More importantly our children, who will inherit what we leave behind, need a united Europe, even if we are living in separate houses.





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5 comments:

  1. Downunder in Australia, we are watching, hoping for the best outcome as quickly as possible so you can all get back to living, not waiting.

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    1. It's all such a mess and we just want it to be over!

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  2. No laughter here. We've got the orange menace. At least Johnson is competent...

    I have no idea if it'll be blocked for you, but something aired here about Boris Johnson that gave me a good idea who he is. It might be interesting to see how the rest of the world views it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXyO_MC9g3k).

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    1. Thanks for the link, Liz. It's a truly worrying situation and John Oliver has covered it extremely well (and hilariously) although I hope it's not quite as grim as he portrays and Boris is not such a buffoon as he implies. Boris, for all his faults (and there are many) is very intelligent and, hopefully, a pragmatist. My partner runs his own business so a deep recession would be catastrophic, but it seems that's what we could well be experiencing. I hope I'm wrong.

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