Is money going out of fashion?

I believe that I have mentioned before that I am not an economist.

So lets talk a bit about “austerity” and so on…

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July 8, 2017. #Brexit, Money. Leave a comment.

“Patriotism”? Seriously?

BBC report: Brexit: Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be patriotic

Seriously? This woman is an MP? Somebody who once aspired to lead her party?

I think it would be unpatriotic not to denounce her as an imbecile.

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June 24, 2017. #Brexit, Books, Politics. 1 comment.

Prediction

I predict that whoever wins tomorrow’s UK General Election will soon end up wishing that they had lost when the Brexit chickens come home to roost.

Update (Friday 00:37 BST): Of course, that is assuming that anybody does win this election…

Update (Friday 08:46 BST): Some signs of chickens coming home, albeit headless, but instead of roosting they just seem to be shitting everywhere.

June 7, 2017. #Brexit, Politics. Leave a comment.

Clever and Modest and Misunderstood

As the UK gears up its diplomats to find out wtf “Brexit means Brexit” actually means, and as Satan gears up construction on a new ring in Hell, people may be wondering what the UK’s attitude is to the rest of the World, and to what is left of itself, will be going forwards. Well, wonder no more:

(Flanders and Swann in 1967. Fifty years ago. Fifty years!)

And how is the rest of the World going to take to this newly confident/delusional* rump UK? Early indications suggest that they are far from impressed.

* –  Delete as applicable depending on whether you are Nigel Farage or not.

March 31, 2017. #Brexit, Music, Politics. Leave a comment.

Game Over?

You know what we need now? A massive extra shock to the system. I mean. Brexit? Meh! We can do far worse than that, can’t we? What’s this I see skulking unnoticed in the news.

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January 1, 2017. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

It’s Cold Outside

I was going to write about the predicament Britain has got itself into but I know it doesn’t seem right for me to be talking about Britain when a lot of good people are now suddenly far deeper in the shit than we are, and some for reasons that are far less their own fault than our problems are ours*. So I will talk a little about where Britain is, i.e in the cold, cold, Atlantic ocean with no friends at all, but mostly I want to talk about where the rest of the world is and present a grand theory that I hope turns out to be bullshit, because I really, really, don’t like it at all.

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November 12, 2016. #Brexit, Music, Politics. 3 comments.

Hard Boiled Brexit

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?

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October 8, 2016. #Brexit, Money, Politics, Sensible. Leave a comment.

Waiting for the other boot to drop

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?

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August 28, 2016. #Brexit, Politics, Sensible. 1 comment.

Is it too late to ask?

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 song that I know via my bother, who is in the Brockley Ukulele Group, who perform it. I don’t have a video of that, so here is Boothby Graffoe’s original version.

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July 2, 2016. #Brexit, Music, Politics. Leave a comment.

Root Vegetable Apocalypse II: The Terror Of The Turnips

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.

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June 28, 2016. #Brexit, Politics. 1 comment.

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