1 December 2016
It gets even more interesting. It’s clear that the morons in government are totally clueless about what to do about Brexit (I have sneaking suspicion that they hope it’ll just go away, somewhere). So I read that now, David Davies the ‘Brexit Minister’ is advocating paying to stay in the single market (BBC Radio 4 News). But you can bet that whatever the outcome it’ll be us that does the paying and not David Davies and his ilk.
Will it drag on forever until we’ve mostly forgotten about it, or will the rising water levels push such mundane things from our minds?
The future does indeed look bleak, so bleak in fact, that it’s unlikely we have one. So if the Orange Menace doesn’t invade (fill in the country) climate disaster will overtake, well firstly the poor of the planet will be the first to pay (check Bangla Desh for example if you don’t believe me). Climate change is already impacting on tens of million of lives! But they’re poor and have brown skins, so it’s nothing new, we’ve been slaughtering them for centuries. The only difference now is the scale of the slaughter, now it’s planetary.
The final crisis of capital is upon us. War by climate change or war engineered to keep the imperialist economies from crashing. I truly think this is the last chance we have to save the planet and even then, it may well already be too late.
3 November 2016
Back when I had a burst of enthusiasm to write again, brought on by Corbymania and Brexit, I ventured to say that in all likelihood, we’d never leave the EU and, as things developed, I figured I’d probably have to eat my owns words.
Not so fast!
On a regular basis, I read all kinds of news stories from all over the place and one, from South Africa actually, carried the following:
UK parliament must vote on Brexit
The British High Court has ruled that the parliament must vote on Brexit. The ruling has the immediate effect that the UK cannot enact Article 50 and begin the EU departure. In the long-term, it may result in a parliamentary vote overruling the referendum. Resident UKIP ghoul Nigel Farage was quick to point out that this would be a betrayal of the overwhelming 51.2% majority of voters who want to see Britain leave the EU. 3 November 2016, The Daily Maverick
So, this really throws the cat amongst the pigeons. What if Parliament rejects Brexit? And what will the EU do if it does?
As the Chinese curse has it, ‘may you live in interesting times’.