Up until now there have been two dominant assumptions:
- Fools: Brexit won’t happen.
- Everybody else: Brexit will happen but the Tories love their money too much not to go for the least damaging Brexit option.
Well, weren’t we all wrong about that?
Here is a fun game that you can play on a Sunday. (Actually, you can play it on any day of the week and it is more depressing than fun.) As I was saying, here is a game you can play blah blah whatever:
Something very bad is going on in both the UK and the USA. It is something that cuts off the legitimacy of the state at the knees. It is the first step on the road to Hell and it is this:
Some people are openly agitating that certain bodies of the state should be effectively above the law and immune to prosecution. In the USA it is the police. In the UK it is the army. In other countries the police, military, royalty and even politicians and civil servants already have a substantial degree of official or unofficial immunity.
I shouldn’t have to explain why this is wrong but I will.
Yes. This blog is giving medical advice now*. And if you follow it you really will need to see a doctor!
Some people are telling me that I was wrong about Brexit. Apparently everything is fine. The stockmarket is up (if measured in Pounds), house prices are not falling (much, if measured in pounds) and the weather is nice. Nigel Farrage has sloped off to bother the Americans for a change. All is good. Right?
Yes it is! Yes it is! Yes it is! Yes it is! Yes it is!
As the UK falls apart, and the best idea anybody seems to have it to ask if we can hit the reset button and try again, it seems possible that we will be needing one or more new national anthems shortly. We like nautical themes so here is a suggestion.
This is a place-holder for an article about Boris Johnson that I am too depressed to write at the moment.
OK. I’m ready for this now. It won’t be much more than a rant but that’s all he deserves.
…because I don’t have any better ideas.
First up let me say that I am fully aware that you can’t copyright individual words and that you can’t register a trade mark on a name unless you use it for trade but nonetheless the following blatantly shoddy neologisms are mine and it will cost you €100 if you want to use them. Bwahahahah. (This is my grand plan to get some hard currency to replenish my pension fund after this week’s losses so pay up!)
BBC is reporting:
“Sources within Morgan Stanley say it has already begun the process of moving about 2,000 of its London-based investment banking staff to Dublin or Frankfurt. And it has a taskforce in place.”
I know I predicted exodus of financial companies but not on the actual day after the referendum. I mean, I would expect at least a weekend for quiet contemplation (i.e. total panic).