More Chocolate George?

Easter EggsAt the bottom of all my posts you’ll find a reference to where I’ve filed it. I like to use fairly generic titles to avoid the list becoming too esoteric, but I must admit that it’s mostly for my own benefit so I can refer back to events and ideas more easily.

Having said that, some of those headings do get neglected and so this is by way of making up for my oversight.

First up is Brexit, the decision we have to make about whether to stay in Europe or float ourselves off into the Atlantic. I wrote about this back in February thinking that it would be the hot topic in the following weeks, but it really hasn’t been.

We have the usual suspects making the usual arguments both for and against and I’ve scratched my head and figured it has nothing much to do with my day-to-day life. Until today.

My heart was struck cold to read that Easter eggs are more expensive because of Europe, or rather they would be cheaper if we got the hell out of it. It’s this sort of thing that makes you realise just how serious the referendum is to us, our children, and our children’s children and their freedom to gorge themselves silly on chocolate at knock down prices. It’s a definite game changer as far as Brexit is concerned.

Then there was my austerity category and George Osborne’s determination to make the country economically viable again with every penny I’ve got. The prospect was so depressing that I couldn’t raise more than two posts.

But now we are seeing him in his true colours, making sure that daylight saving time fell this weekend, so shortening the Bank Holiday weekend by one hour so we can get back to working on his behalf.

And there you have it in a nutshell – stay in Europe and pay more for chocolate or leave and hand sovereignty to clowns who want to rob you of your hard earned holidays. It’s going to be a damned close call.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Mosh 28th March 2016

    What I’m finding most amusing is the number of people who normally tear Boris Johnson apart are now retweeting him and supporting him as he’s for leaving the EU. So let’s ignore everything else you’ve been slating him for and focus on the one thing he agrees with you about. It’s like vegetarians using Hitler as their poster boy.

    (FYI – no personal opinion on Johnson one way or the other really, I’m not comparing him to Hitler. Hitler didn’t have Johnson’s comedy value).

    • Mr Parrot 28th March 2016

      I don’t know Mosh – didn’t he make all those silent movies when he wore a bowler and had a silly walk and a cane?

  • Yorkshire Pudding 28th March 2016

    As time passes, I have less and less idea what Brexit would really mean. After all, we are not going to sail away and be disconnected from our European cousins. Business, sporting and cultural links will continue. When I was a university student I was attracted to far left politics and regularly read “The Socialist Worker”. It is interesting to discover that that organ is now recommending that we vote “Out”. They see The EU as a bosses’ organisation – its raison-d-etre not about welfare or workers’ rights but about lining rich men’s pockets.

    • Mr Parrot 28th March 2016

      I’m with you Yorkie – for every ‘expert’ who tells you what it means for business, the NHS, the economy etc, there’s another ‘expert’ claiming the exact opposite. The answer falls into that QI favourite category of ‘nobody knows’.

      BTW you quite often miss out the co bit in your web address so the link doesn’t lead anywhere. I try to fix it when I spot it, but thought I should let you know.


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