Friday, 6 October 2017

The only good thing about BREXIT

I just cannot believe it is only a year and half since the dreaded referendum! I have realised it has been like a recurring nightmare - a state of paralysis and irritation that we have been living through :  I think it has actually succeeded in slowing down the passage of time for me!

This is good!

But the only good thing cos there is no good BREXIT deal - that seems the worrying conclusion at the moment. What an unspeakable year 2016 was! And Trump....

Saturday, 10 June 2017

It gets worse!

I am regretting that I did not post regularly through this climatic BREXIT year, but then I am not too good at doing things regularly. Shaving and taking the medicines that I seem to require to keep going is enough!
We have had the Trump whirlwind and then Mrs May surprised us with this surprise snap election. Eberyone thought it would be a walkover. How wrong they were. Guess people dont like being forced into a vote they didn't want. And that campaign...and hats off to Jeremy Corbyn. Really glad that that blip on the radio made no difference.I get sick of those smart snappy questioners.

Of course my party didnt do too well but they did increase their Westminster representation by 50%
And they came "quite near to winning St Ives" according to a smarmy woman commentator at breakfast time on BBC1 on Friday : 300 votes in fact you miserable creature! And while I am on my bias bandwagon what had Tim Farrom's views about homosexuals got to do with the election? Early on even Channel 4 News got their teeth into this. This was blatantly unfair.
Back to the present is there any good out of all this?

  • Scotland looks less likely to break away now via another referendum.multiparty politics have returned to Scotland. I always knew it was only a matter of time.
  • Ruth Davidson is a real star.
  • The unthinkable has happened again with Mr C proving his colleagues wrong and showing that another way may not be impossible electorally.
  • Best of all the gutter press like the Daily Mail and the Sun got it completely wrong. Their treatment of Mr C has been appalling and no-one is happier than I to see them given the two fingers by the electorate. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

If only it had been just a bad dream

I wish now I had done more posts in the last few months. It has been such a dreadful year since that BREXIT vote. I keep thinking when i wak up I wil pinch myself and it has all been  a bad dream : that we have no President Trump and that we are still in the EU with no prospect of BREXIT!
At least the Netherlands sort of got their vote right. Now we have the French this weekend....
This week took us all by surprise with another General Election in June!
You may not agree with the conclusion of this Party political which I saw last night but the initial sentiments are very like mine above....

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The new Runway

BREXIT was the archetypal example of shooting ourselves in the foot. This week I heard on the BBC News that Heathrow was just bursting at the seams and needing relief. Commentators reckon it will be ten years before any planes take off from a third runway there (if it is built at all). So the Government decide to choose it for expansion, when if Gatwick had been chosen work could start this year. Also the M25 will have to be MOVED! I don't understand it!

Foreigners are supposed to think it shows we are open for business etc.

Looks to me like its another case of shooting ourselves in the foot!

Must watch Question time tonight!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The BREXIT frog

When we were camping in the Netherlands at BREXIT time we noticed a little frog when we struck camp. Two days later in Luneburg, north Germany, we thought there was a bump under the waterproof floor near the inner door of the tent. Two more days later a little frog stumbled out. It had survived all that time : presumably by burrowing in the ground and eating insects! I watched him for about half an hour getting acclimatised. Last thing he crawled under a huge tree root, followed by furious burrowing. There was a pond nearby. I hope he survived his change of nationality.
I guess if he can survive that we will survive BREXIT!!!!

Friday, 5 August 2016

The New European

I did a double take the other day when I thougt I had seen the old "European" newspaper on a newsstand! But it was sort of true because there is a newspaper called the "New European" specially for us non-BREXITers! I bought a copy and it is full of good articles.Can recommend!!
Access it here at the New European

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Life carries on

We  have now a new Prime Minister and a Labour Party likely to splinter. At least the Conservatives sorted their leadership quickly (they are a vicious lot!) and we have a team (again pretty vicious and where is Mr Gove....ha!)And that nice Mr Osborne is young enough to bounce back again.on holiday.

All is not lost after BREXIT I suppose

I shall continue to go to Germany for holidays  and the French will keep on making Camembert.

I still believe one of the greatest inventions of mankind was the creation of Camembert cheese!

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