Post by Omega Post by Yellow
It has been a journey but at last those party poppers are coming off
Happy Brexit Day. :-)
And a special salute to those Brexiteers amongst us who never wavered.
Amen to that. I think we all have a special salute to those folk.
Post by Omega
Ironically we started the week with Holocaust Day, also my birthday and
finish the week, Happy Brexit Day or more appropriately VE2 Day. [Yes, I
know I have said that already!]
Salute? You're a Frankie Howerd "Up Pompei" fan, then?
In the Times, Philip Collins has stopped mocking Jeremy Corbyn for a
bit, so that he can deliver this attack on Brexit.
In the United States it is March 3, it is May 8 in the Czech Republic
and July 4 in Rwanda. In Turkey it is celebrated on August 30 and the
following day by the Lithuanians. In Bangladesh it is December 16.
National liberation day in these nations commemorates, respectively, the
emancipation of slaves in Charlottesville, Virginia, liberation from
Nazi Germany, the deposing of a genocidal tyrant, the end of the Turkish
War of Independence, the withdrawal of the Russian army after half a
century of occupation and the creation of a brand new nation out of
Pakistan. None of these days of national liberation describe the
voluntary departure of a sovereign democracy from a voluntary alignment
of its rules regarding trade in goods and services.
Much the worst thing about the politicians and pundits who led the
charge for Brexit is how susceptible they are to rank stupidity. I am
not saying there are no reasons at all to wish to the leave the European
Union; I am merely saying that the desire to be free is not one of them.
The implication, that Britain has been in servitude since 1973, would be
offensive to those who have endured genuine suffering if it were not so
Brexit has been a pathetic spectacle which has encouraged and stoked the
worst in British politics. It will be a pleasure to see the back of it.
That much, at least, is a trivial kind of liberation.