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Can I register a formal objection to the abuse of the word "elite" in that sentence? The best and the brightest they're not.

A small number of Brexiteers may benefit in the short-term. The wider Establishment is going to get fucked though.

It's quite clear that they don't understand the consequences of their actions in any time frame: it was being reported yesterday that May and her circle were surprised to find that a customs union with the EU would require adherence to assorted EU standards to avoid a race-to-the-bottom, something which would have been entirely obvious to pretty much anyone hanging around ET.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 12:20:17 PM EST
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Let's review history.
The so-called elite are not "the best and the brightest" as they say.

In truth, they are the ones with the guns.

Please make a note of it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:31:37 PM EST
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I thought that the phrase "best and brightest" came from David Halberstam's book about the origins of the Vietnam war, and so was meant ironically from the start. So it would apply perfectly to the Brexiters.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:39:22 PM EST
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case closed

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 01:49:29 PM EST
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it was being reported yesterday that May and her circle were surprised to find that a customs union with the EU would require adherence to assorted EU standards to avoid a race-to-the-bottom

LMAO

Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Nov 6th, 2018 at 05:15:23 PM EST
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