Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Nice analogy, Luis (and Frank!).
As chance would have it I watched a movie about this a week ago where Nolan was acted by a young David Hemmings.
Real Brexiteers don't eat quiche!
Boris famously said 'Fuck business' and he meant it. Who cares about the grubby middle class with their uppity, greedy passion for trade? Kept to the 'Tradesman's entrance' they should be.
You're not going to hear him (or anyone else) say 'Fuck the City' though, are you?
Cameron shows how it's elegantly done... stir the maximum amount of shit then slope off smirking to reap the expensive speech circuit bounty, then popping back occasionally to gravely pontificate á la Blair.
From the continent it looks like a half century of europhobic gutter press has made the island population deeply distrustful of anyone beyond the shores, and even madder than its reputation for Follies, and such Nonsense poetry as 'ours not to reason why'.

A nation in an orgy of self-flagellation, atoning for its Imperial sins.

Jerome and Jerome, three men in a coracle, doughtily setting sail in the teeth of a hurricane, off to refind the glorious acme of Empire when wogs grovelled properly and all was ordered in its appropriate place and routine floggings administered to boost morale.

Where's the EU going?
Italy trying to jack internal demand with an expansive state budget? Macron eyeing the Frexit, and the UK spazzino out?
As a FB friend commented: if I was in charge of the EU I would be hitting the bottle hard by now.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Dec 21st, 2018 at 04:25:31 AM EST

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