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The UK's attitude toward the EU in these negotiations reminds me of an old story.  The river was rising and threatening to flood a whole region, including the house of a certain old farmer.  Deputy sheriff drove his truck out to the old farmer's place to find him on his porch sitting in his rocking chair.  Deputy said, "Get in the truck, I'll get you out of here."  Old farmer replied, "No no, the Lord will provide," so the deputy drove off.  Well the river rose, flooded out the ground floor of the old farmer's house, and he had to go upstairs.  Deputy came by in a boat and said, "Come on, get in the boat, and I'll get you out of here."  Old farmer replied, "No no, the Lord will provide," so the deputy motored off.  River rose more, and the old farmer had to climb up on his roof.  Deputy flew over in a helicopter and yelled, "I'll toss down a ladder, you climb up, I'll fly you out."  Old farmer replied, "No no, the Lord will provide," and the deputy flew off.  The river kept rising, and the old farmer drowned.  He went to Heaven and came before God, and he asked, "Lord, why didn't you save me?"  God thundered, "Save you!  I sent a truck, I sent a boat, I sent a helicopter...."
by rifek on Sat Mar 16th, 2019 at 03:59:37 AM EST

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