A one word message about #Remembrance
I haven’t written anything about politics generally or Brexit in particular for a long time now, but I’m sharing this from one of my favourite fellow bloggers. His concerns, by his own admission, aren’t as pressing as those of a someone younger who may be losing the right to live and work elsewhere in the EU, but his sense of despair at the folly of it all is palpable. What are we doing?
I am becoming more and more despondent as the days tick by to 29 March 2018…
It was during a conversation with a Luxemburger whose studio I’d rented for my last walking holiday, that I realised I’d spent my entire adult life as a citizen of, first the European Economic Community, then the European Community and finally the European Union: I was 18 when we joined back in 1973. Although I felt happy then joining all our neighbours in the twelve (as it was then), two years later, in my serious but short-lived very left-wing phase, I voted for us to leave, in the first-ever referendum. We didn’t, I got over it pretty quickly and over the years came to enjoy the – mostly unseen – advantages that being part of the union gave us. Travel gradually became so much easier as borders, though still visible, disappeared in…
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John Donne sums up Brexit
The tweet that made me quit the Labour Party
Drink a pint with Farage, he's your mate Who says Brexit will make Britain great. He's retiring, job done, And the prize that he's won Will be bendy bananas, not straight. This limerick was written for my weekly photo prompt. Every Monday I share a photo which I like, and taking it as a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: Bananas
Only a man harrowing clods In a slow silent walk With an old horse that stumbles and nods Half asleep as they stalk Only thin smoke without flame From the heaps of couch grass; Yet this will go onward the same Though Dynasties pass Yonder a maid and her wight Come whispering … Continue reading “In Time of the Breaking of Nations” – Thomas Hardy
Everyone always remembers where they were when .... at this point you can insert the unique cultural reference point of your generation; for my parents it was when JFK was shot, for us up until now it was probably 9:11, but from now on it will be probably be the day Britain voted to leave … Continue reading June 24th 2016: lost a continent, gained … a cat?