Brexit, Revisited

“We are not amused.”
(Hat tip Scissorhead D-Cap)

It’s not going so well:

“Fights break out among angry motorists trying to get fuel. Grocery staples are out of stock on store shelves. A charity warns that doubling heating bills will force a million households to rely on extra blankets to stay warm.

“This was supposed to be the year the U.K. broke free of the European Union and forged ahead as a buccaneering free trader, delivering the benefits of a new, confident ‘Global Britain’ to workers and companies at home. Instead, that picture of Brexit utopia is looking more like a dystopia.”

Gee, no one saw that coming (except everyone). Isolationism doesn’t work in our modern world.

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10 Responses to Brexit, Revisited

  1. Martin Pollard says:

    This was the opening narration of the 1984 television movie Threads (aka the British version of The Day After):

    In an urban society, everything connects. Each person’s needs are fed by the skills of many others. Our lives are woven together in a fabric. But the connections that make society strong also make it vulnerable.

    The movie, of course, shows how that fabric was torn asunder by the devastation of a global thermonuclear war, but Britain is now learning that painful lesson by tearing itself away from the EU. Isolationism sounds wonderful in theory (“We’re exceptional, we’re strong! We can do it ourselves without any hep from others!”), but as you said, it simply doesn’t work in today’s global economy. We succeeded in pulling back from that particular brink just in time, by ridding ourselves of the Tangerine Tyrant, but the UK is plunging into the abyss. The future doesn’t look good for them.

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  2. Balloon Juice had one of their irregular guest posts from their British correspondent Tony Jay:

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2021/10/01/guest-post-tony-jays-muppets-fakes-manhattan/

    It is a glorious essay on the epic failures of the pro-Brexit bunch, in particular one Alexander Boris de Pfeffel ‘Flobalob’ Johnson .

    Some samples:

    *Eton, that tumorous enclave of accumulated bastardy where the barely-weaned spawn of our betters are abandoned by their Nannies in the shadow of the school gates *

    *While safely ensconced on home soil he can slob around in his undies all day watching various Party drones spew unchallenged bullshit on TV, secure in the knowledge that the people asking the questions have instructions from the top to steer well clear of anything too ‘partisan’ and wouldn’t dream of constructing a more honest counter-narrative out of the daily (hourly) fuck-ups Johnson’s Government seems to birth faster than the frequently horizontal harem of Sultan Blue-Pill the Priapic. *

    And it ends with BoJo’s recent UN address where (like one of his many, many brother’s from another mother, Ted Cruz) he manages to tell us he’s never seen the Muppets without telling us he’s never seen the Muppets, akin to Fled Cruise doing the same with “Green Eggs and Ham” while actually READING the book aloud. (which has to be a singular feat)

    Go read it in full, you’ll want to lie back and smoke a ciggie after 🙂

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  3. Wesley Sandel says:

    Next up: the exact same people who caused this shithow are going to be telling us that only they are smart enough to end it.

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  4. R White says:

    Gee, no one saw that coming (except everyone). Isolationism doesn’t work in our modern world.

    Maybe not, but fear of brown people, especially young, angry brown people who’ve been forced out of their home countries by said nation works really well in stopping progress.

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  5. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Thatcher said, “There is no such thing as society.” Johnson is making that a reality.

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  6. HarpoSnarx says:

    Do you think Balmoral Castle is morphing into Galt’s Gulch? Ballocks!

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  7. spotthedog says:

    Maybe some day soon Texas can show everybody how it should be done.

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