Flumble wrote:What if you take a picture of a cat? Or a toilet?
In other news: another rant required. Apologies to have been quiet of late. I'm a crown servant in a UK policy department. However I’m now no longer covered by purdah, so I can now say to the UK audience what the fuck have we actually all done? I’ve woken up to find I live in a country that is prepared to buy into the politics of 1930s Germany, blame it’s problems on others and embrace fear over hope. I woke to find we really are a country verging onto bigotry and hate. I go to work trying to represent a country on the world stage, that has declared it no longer wants to be relevant on the world stage.
Oh well, I suppose the only positive is it’s going to be interesting watching how the leave campaign makes good on all of its insane and unachievable promises. How it spends all those millions saved from our EU membership on the NHS (and the farmers, (and the fishermen (and the regional funding (and the science funding (and….)))) whilst we go back into recession. How it replaces the cast percentage of agency workers from Europe that keep services like the NHS afloat (apparently brits feel they are above wiping someone else’ bum). How it replaces all of our trading arrangements with deals ‘like Iceland’ when we don’t have Iceland’s wealth, don’t want to pay the subscriptions Iceland is prepared to pay for access to the singles market or allow the freedom of movement that Iceland is prepared to grant. Or how UKIP keeps its name when, inevitably, Scotland (and probably Northern Ireland) leave the union in the near future as they had the foresight not to vote for any of this.
Well done to everyone who really believes that Nigel Farage, Boris Jonson, Michael Gove, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch and Vladimir Putin have your best interests at heart. Have fun with that.
Oh, and as I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a Cornishman. So, Cornwall? You know all that European objective one funding you've been having such a giggle pissing up the wall for years on half baked business ideas and get rich quick schemes? The money you never thought to plan out how to spend effectively to get yourself a sustainable economy?
It's gone. Parties over. Apparently interviews showed you didn't know what the EU did for Cornwall. You are about to find out. Enjoy. And John Pollard? I'm glad you believed the 'assurances' that obviously the future UK government (not the disingenuous chancers you spoke to, as they're all off now) would carry on throwing all that money at you whilst the rest of the country struggles. Let us know how that works out for you.
[EDIT] Apologies for the supplementary rant, but funnily enough I find myself pretty cross at the moment. Apparently, Jeremy Corbyn did all he could
. Frankly Jeremy, if that's you doing all you can then please bugger off now. It was pathetic. You damned the EU with faint praise. You didn't participate in the debates. You were basically a tosser. Again. Please just sod off now.