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I've given up. The country is disintegrating around us, austerity is killing the economy, entire sections of civil society are just about continuing on habit.

Yet brexit, the great policy that has kept the country fixated is failing. Everybody knows it's a mess. It is a mess because of Theresa May and her damnable red lines. It is a mess because the leavers forgot the Northern Ireland Agreement and then went into partnership with the DUP, a cyanide capsule disguised as a political party and the tories gulped it down.

there is an irony that the DUP's frenzied hard-brexit intransigence is what is most likely to scupper brexit entirely. But even if brexit is foiled due to governmental incmpetence, this will be no return to the status quo ante. The country is desperately damaged and Westminster is entirely too traumatized to be able to do anything about it.

Whatever happens, we are in for a very hard time. They say that if there is no brexit then there might be widespread rioting from frustrated brexiters. that may be so, but I think there will be civil disturbances anyway.

We have become a failed state; brexit is just a symptom, not the cause

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 09:31:40 PM EST
Over here it is like looking from a tall building, watching a pedestrian cross the street while seeing a  truck further up the street speeding out of control towards the intersection.  All one can do is watch, horrified, as the inevitable splat looms ever closer.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Mar 10th, 2019 at 10:13:15 PM EST
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Well, it is like looking at a pedestrian about to get splatted while watching form a tall building that is falling and is itself about to crash into the street.
by asdf on Mon Mar 11th, 2019 at 12:19:35 AM EST
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