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Politics matter

Unscrambling omlettes..

ShaunO

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Politics do matter. And at an individual level if people watch stupid things, read stupid things, and believe in stupid things - guess what? they then actually vote for stupid things..

The UK situation in 2016 beggared belief - and I’d spent the best part of the previous 15 years in the UK by then. Then the pre actual brexit period 2016-2020 seemed like black comedy, and this last year, well what can you say, I guess predictably, it’s become a farce.

Sadly, however, this is not theatre.

This is people lives, real lives - not the lives of Boris Johnson or Nigel Farrage, who already had enough money even if they didn’t work another day in their life.. Real people with real families who need real jobs to earn real money so they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.

As William Keegan observes - “An economic omelette is being ruinously unscrambled”.

It’s now damned difficult to see how, having cracked the brexit-eggs, much can be done in the way of re-creating whole eggs and putting them back in the carton again..

Buggered if I know 😛

UK's chest wound

Time for Pragmatism?

ShaunO

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It is surprising, given the obvious costs/impacts of Brexit on the UK, that UK politicians keep shooting themselves in the feet by defying the reality of the situation they have created.

Calling for pragmatism after you’ve ripped apart a ‘status-quo’ which had existed for 40 years is the absolute height of hypocrisy.

The time for pragmatism was when the Tories were infighting over their stance on Europe. It would have been pragmatic to resolve their issue internally then.

It’s way too late for pragmatism now.. It’s like you’ve been shot by ‘friendly fire’, and after the fact you’re going to argue about the most pragmatic way of dealing with a gaping, air-sucking, chest wound..

Buggered if I know 😛

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