Not my work, but I liked this:I don't know for sure, but to me it looks like 52% voted for a unicorn. Then the government agreed that a unicorn hunt was to be arranged, and May leapt at the chance to lead it, even though she herself did not believe in unicorns. She brought in the top unicorn hunters in the land, men and women who had often seen unicorns, or wizards who knew where they could be found. The views of those who said that unicorns were not real were dismissed because the people had said they wanted a unicorn.Now mid hunt, the unicorn is proving very elusive. A donkey has been found, and maybe with a horn and some glue...But the better thing, the high integrity thing, would surely be to tell the people the truth about unicorns.
Donny and Rich B have been played like a f*cking trumpet. The Brexiteers have sucked and blown them dry by blaming everything thing they don't like or understand about the modern world (gay marriage, decimal coinage, tippy-tappy football, newsreaders wearing the hijab) on "Brussels" before planning to create a low skill, low tax state that will f*ck Donny's nephew's job prospects for the next 30 years. (Unless he wants a career in fruit picking.)
It's no coincidence that Donny and Rich B are both retired on index-linked pensions that they believe can't be touched.I don't think, by the way, that the Brexiteers want to create a low skill economy. The model for most tory brexiteers is to be something like Singapore, which, while low taxed and lightly regulated, certainly isn't low-skilled. Or possible to apply to Britain.
Singapore lightly regulated? I worked in the banking sector there for quite a while and the regulation was anything but light. I'm not sure how that equates to the rest of the Singaporean economy. But in any case the idea of taking the UK workforce and instilling the Singaporean work ethic is laughable; as I'm sure you know.
Unbelievable (and presumably a proven liar now?). Just get on with it, whatever the totally unknown cost. La-la-la can't hear you.
Exactly. Singaporeans now how to put a shift in. This country is packed full of lazy c*nts out to see what they can get for doing bugger all.
The more that comes out about all this, the more hope I have that eventually some sort of common sense will prevail, as surely even the most hardened Brexiteer (bar the racist ones) must be seeing what a f*cking disaster this is and that it is being overseen by f*cking idiots.
@donnyred and @Rich B - can you see yet what a f*cking diaster this is and that it is being overseen by idiots?
Does yesterday mark the point where Theresa May can no longer fudge and offer platitudes or will she find a way to kick the can a few more months down the road in the hope something will turn up?
John Redwood's solution is to simply revert to WTO rules but leave the border open in Ireland and impose no tariffs.