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Brexit: A Better Britain, And Come What … May?

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Behold! The day when the British political scene turned into a Charlie Kaufman film with a Philip Glass score (click the link below).

The highlight, of course, is Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary. Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary! It sounds like a joke, but it may not turn out that bad after all. Britain will turn either into groovy Hogwarts or Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, both of which are awesome.

The real highlight, though, is Theresa May in the Commons, at the front bench, watching the David Cameron address the House one last time as Prime Minister. Something about her expression, her absent face that rests in a look that words can’t fully grasp, and which clicks back into action as soon as she hears the laughter around her, joining the ruckus like an automaton. There is something not entirely right about it, about her demeanor in general.

Britain will turn either into groovy Hogwarts or Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory

Theresa May has a peculiar track record. She has famously spoken for a person’s ability to lead despite one’s gender, and yet she has supported feminism. She once called the Tories the ‘nasty party’ — her own party, she criticized it for its callous approach to politics back in the day, using the words their opponents were using — the ‘nasty party’ — yet she has infamously taken a hard line against human rights in certain cases during her tenure as Home Secretary. She straddles the line between controversy and controversy, while at the same time having a reputation of being grounded and level-headed. Some think she’s the right person for the job while others have likened her to Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars, but that’s an unfair analogy. She doesn’t look evil — she actually does, from certain angles anyway, as the video segment from the Commons reveals, but she probably isn’t evil — she’s just expression-challenged. Probably autistic in some form? Traumatized? Too tightly strung? Or just utterly obsessed with her agenda, engrossed by her inner monolog to the point where she zones out. It’s not her fault that her face defaults to an un-salubrious countenance in the process.

Woe betide GB if her sense of direction strays

Her total single-mindedness or shellshocked persona or whatever it is means, of course, she’s lost inside her head, which would account for her tremendous negotiating skills. A tough negotiator, they call her, couldn’t give a rat’s anus about what others want, she strikes a hard bargain, which is all well and good in her being able to provide steadfast direction for the country, but woe betide GB if her sense of direction strays, or falls by the wayside. Whose council will she heed if she loses her bearings or misses a beat or two?

Probably those who confirm what she believes.

That’s the problem with tough cookies. They’re great when things go well, but should they take a wrong turn, tough banana scones to the lot of us.

And that covers today’s transition of the British political scene from Coronation Street soap opera to a Charlie Kaufman film with Philip Glass undertones.

May your days be bright and your nights sweet, your life binary and your wishes attainable. Better Britain is rising. Let’s hope it doesn’t come crashing down in the process.

From your eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind Spin Doctor,

Eyes open, mind sharp.

With Corbyn on the left and Farage on the right, Theresa May is probably the least of all evils

PS – If Theresa May were to be likened to someone in Star Wars, it would have to be Senator Palpatine. Mull that over while we carry on, and pray it ain’t so. At the end of the day, it could have been worse. With Corbyn on the left and Farage on the right, Theresa May is probably the least of all evils. Then again, it’s always the least of all anythings that screws up the most, with a little kindly help, of course.

PS 2 – Better Britain, and come what . . . oh, fuck it! I’ll have a pint. No, not a half one. A proper pint, full to the brim. And crisps. Salt and vinegar, please.

PS 3 – Am I the only one who thinks David Cameron was good? Underrated? Given a raw deal? He led the country through the toughest period in decades and managed to rectify plenty of wrongs. He believed in a restored Britain, attempting to unbreak the society that manned it. He didn’t succeed, how could he, the faults run deep and will need decades of overhauling, but at least he started the conversation on the topic. He stood up for things he wasn’t expected to stand for. He supported gay marriage and devolved government down to council levels. In fact, he was such an untypical Tory, he was quite likeable. If anything, he was Britain’s Lafayette (the analogy is used very loosely, thank you very much), the famous French general turned politician during the French revolution, who met with a dark fate. Trying to reconcile France’s diametrically opposed forces, the Monarchy and Republicanism, he stretched himself ever thinner until they tore him apart.

WAKE OF LIBERTY will cover all that very soon! But that’s another story. Then again, it’s the same story over and over again. Time to tell it one more time. Stay tuned.

The day when the British political scene turned into a Charlie Kaufman film with a Philip Glass score. The highlight, of course, is Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary. It sounds like a joke, but it may not turn out that bad after all. Britain will turn either into groovy Hogwarts or Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, both of which are awesome.The real highlight, though, is Theresa May in the Commons, sitting behind David Cameron, watching the departing Prime Minister address the House one last time before stepping aside for her. Something about her expression, her absent face that rests in a look that words can't fully grasp, and which clicks back into action as soon as she hears the laughter around her, joining the ruckus like an automaton. There is something not entirely right about it, about her demeanor in general. She seems lost inside her thoughts, which would account for her tremendous negotiating skills. A steely negotiator, they call her, couldn't give a rat's anus about what others want, she strikes a hard bargain, which is all well and good in her being able to provide steadfast direction for the country, but woe betide GB if her sense of direction strays, or falls by the wayside. Whose council will she heed if she loses her bearings or misses a beat or two?Probably those who concur with what she thinks.That's the problem with tough cookies. They're great when things go well, but should they take a wrong turn, tough banana scones to the lot of you. And that covers today's transition of the British political scene from Coronation Street soap opera to a Charlie Kaufman film with Philip Glass undertones.May your days be bright and your nights sweet, your life binary and your wishes attainable. Better Britain is rising. Let's hope it doesn't come crashing down in the process.From your eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind Spin Doctor,Eyes open, mind sharp.#brexit #politics #economics #culture #media #LocoMotive #wakeofliberty

Geplaatst door Nicolas Sampson op woensdag 13 juli 2016

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