Best Interests

 

Britain is incapable of managing Brexit and calamity will follow

The UK has become so ludicrous because the issue of the EU is so deeply felt by a significant part of the body politic. The Brexiters are the Jacobins of UK politics. Their ideological intensity has devastated the Conservative party and reduced British politics to its present shambles. There is, as a result, neither a comfortable exit from Brexit nor a plausible way of managing it smoothly.

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. So it now is over Brexit.

From the FT, unfortunately, it is behind a paywall, but the gist of it is that the UK Government hasn’t got a fucking clue about how to negotiate a sensible Brexit agreement and it will all go wrong unless something changes.

Britain: The End of a Fantasy

Brexit is an elite project dressed up in rough attire. When its Oxbridge-educated champions coined the appealing slogan “Take back control,” they cleverly neglected to add that they really meant control by and for the elite.

Source: Britain: The End of a Fantasy | by Fintan O’Toole | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

 

Strong and Stable My Arse

It’s Strong and Stable My Arse Day!