From the vantage point of a collapsing fence

First off ; I am literally sick of sliding into yet another cold. I vow to never leave my cave and be in the company of other germ hosts ever again. That aside, I sit upon my crumbling fence re Brexit. I try to see both sides. The negative is a right old kerfuffle of…

Speaking without thinking

We all do it… Caught a bit of Jeremy Vine on BBC Radio 2 just as he read out a comment seemingly Brexit orientated… “If you like Europe so much then why don’t you go and live there.” Very middle England. It’s hard to believe that people actually say things like this. Apart from the…

Enterprise Culture 1986

Found a 1986 UK government enterprise culture leaflet. Filed away and thrust in my hand just before I first went self employed. In retrospect it reads more pro-the-little-guy-starting-out than the get rich quick startup (heavily in debt startup aiming to get bought by a large corporate or we’ll never make any money) culture of today….

That ain’t helping

Was talking to a struggling neighbour of my late parents yesterday. There were three of us yakking, as you do. Inevitably Brexit entered the conversation. Said neighbour declared herself as having voted for Brexit, followed swiftly by her annoyance that many stereotyped those who voted to leave as racists. Honest, guv I try hard not…

Fake Logic

An item like this… Fake news 'crowding out' real news — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 29, 2018 Will inevitably produce a response like this… Yeah and it all comes from the BBC — Ste Matthew Murray🇵🇸♿🏳️‍🌈 (@SteMattMurray) July 29, 2018 The work of ‘Fake news’ is done.

Beyond The Thunderdome

“Nice passport. Are you here for business, pleasure or to cram as many tinned goods, medicine and substances of human origin into your suitcase as physically possible before returning to the fucking Thunderdome?”“Yes that’s the one”“Lovely shade of blue” — James Felton (@JimMFelton) July 25, 2018

Shopping For Brexiteers

Lidl is the supermarket that encapsulates Brexit Britain. Iceland shoppers most Brexity, Ocado most pro Remain (via @YouGov) — Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) October 22, 2016