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Worst-Case Scenario

As the risk of a no-deal Brexit becomes ever greater, the Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Project has been told to prepare for massive civil unrest.

Hey, Brexiters: Spam and other tinned goods are still widely available. It’s still possible to make homemade wholemeal bread and mock apricot tarts out of carrots. You can even dig a hole in your back yard, put a tin roof over it and go and sleep in it, and pretend the traffic noises are Home Guard armoured cars driving past. You can live out your own personal “Very Well, Alone” fantasy without dragging the rest of us into it.

The BBC has lost the plot on Brexit.

In the end, there was nothing behind David Davis’s swagger. How frustrating that he got to choose when to go, rather than being sacked last December for bullshitting about the “57” impact reports. Not that Dominic Raab is any improvement.

If this is all the government has, we’re in trouble. Britain has gone to huge trouble to humiliate itself. It’s painful to watch. Boris Johnson has ruined Britain. We’re the used teabag of Europe.

Why I’m an emotional and embattled European.

Britain’s Russian collusion scandal looks just like Trump’s.

“Data crimes are real crimes.” “Cambridge Analytica didn’t convince decent people to become racists; they convinced racists to become voters.” We all colluded in Fortress Europe.

Vote Leave broke electoral law and has been using media to bury bad news. MPs must take action. This is a fight for the soul of our democracy. Brexit is voidable and Article 50 can be revoked.

This theatre of the absurd is making another referendum more likely. Or something much worse.

Fascism is coming.

20 July 2018 · Politics


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