Comment found in an online paper today. That’s what they call pragmatic Britons. 😝 😝 😝 😝
” My neighbour has bought a load of fireworks for ‘Independence Day’ (seriously) and kindly let me know, so I can keep my pets in. I asked him what he’s celebrating? Apparently, he’s ‘got his country back’
Now, it’s easy to mock this sentiment and I’d normally get stuck right in. However, I was struck by his sincerity – he actually believes that he’s gaining something.
I asked ‘You work at Jaguar Body & Assembly at Halewood right?
He agreed he did.
‘What if Brexit means you lose your job?
‘I won’t’ he replied. ‘But if I do it’ll be because we’re being punished for leaving Europe’
And that’s where we are heading, like an express train out of control, a betrayal myth, a population who believe they’re being persecuted for expressing their independence and politicians all too ready to ride this wave of insular nationalism. I was reminded of that quote from Voltaire
‘Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
We’re heading for very dangerous waters and the idiots at the tiller in government are not suited to weather the storm they’ve created”.