Filed: Brexit

The Thick Of It

A week may be a long time in politics, but it isn’t even a career in the post-Brexit, Alice in Wonderland world of Westminster when the life expectancy of a shadow cabinet post is barely numbered in hours.

On Monday, the newly appointed shadow Education Secretary, Pat Glass, said it was her ‘dream job’, but by yesterday her position was ‘untenable’. (I’ve no idea who she is/was either) Read more ›››

Codswallop War

Leaving work last Thursday, I jokingly said that by the next time I saw my colleagues we could be out of Europe and out of the Euros and now feel rather guilty that the embarrassment felt at half our countrymen and the whole of our football team is all my fault as a result.

Last night’s match has caused much hilarity on social media, and rightly so, although for me it seemed inevitable that our players would catch the national mood of toothless humiliation and exit with a whimper. Read more ›››

It’s an ill-wind

We had been planning to meet up with our daughter at our friends’ house in Las Vegas in August, but thanks to those lovable, truth-telling Brexiteers and the pound at a 31-year low against the dollar, that idea has hit the buffers, soon to be followed by the rest of the economy.

Mind you, our problems pale in comparison to Jeremy Corbyn’s who seems to have lost his entire shadow cabinet as a result of his dishwater weak support for the remain campaign. And serve the old duffer right. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Who’s the daddy: Cliff Richard may have been cleared of historic sex abuse crimes, but seeing this photo from Summer Holiday, you have to ask whether Cristiano Ronaldo is his love child, don’t you think?

And speaking of the Euros: Hungary goalkeeper, Gabor Kiraly, became the oldest player to appear in the competition and what’s more, he did it wearing tracksuit bottoms, some of which are older Marcus Rashford. Read more ›››

Referendum Re-run?

The world is still rocking since the outcome of the referendum and the leave vote yesterday. It’s rather weird that David Cameron’s resignation and the calls for Jeremy Corbyn to do the same are almost side issues compared to the enormity of what Brexit might mean.

Meanwhile, I’ve been clutching at straws by the petition that has been set up on the Parliament website: Read more ›››

The Madness of Crowds

I awoke early this morning just in time to hear the news that the country had voted to leave the European Union and I couldn’t help wondering what Charles Mackay would have made of it and whether he would have added another chapter to his Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

It seems to me that the electorate has been led up the garden path with promises that will never materialise. That leaving the EU will somehow solve the immigration issue, push up wages, improve trade etc. Read more ›››

In out, in out, shake it all about

It has been a busy week, what with one thing and another, and I can’t believe that I have written virtually nothing about the great Brexit referendum, or Doomsday or Independence Day depending on whose soundbites you’re listening to.

The problem is that, like most people, I haven’t a clue what the future might hold should we stay in the EU or go our own way. Read more ›››

Sunday Round-up

Boris the time-travelling transvestite

Time traveller of the week: When Boris Johnson isn’t campaigning for Brexit, he is hopping into his Tardis as a time-travelling transvestite.

Meanwhile The Mirror rehashed the video which appears to show a time traveller filming a Mike Tyson fight on a mobile phone back in 1995, even though it clearly isn’t. Read more ›››