Tusk

 

Brexit campaigners

there’s a special place in hell

for you says Donald.

 

by Scooj

 

Couldn’t help writing about this rather undiplomatic comment and tweet from Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, yesterday:

I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted , without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.

Undiplomatic it might be, but probably representative of huge numbers of British people who find ourselves in political meltdown and heading towards decades of uncertainty and economic/political isolation. To use a phrase coined by Theresa May, we will truly become ‘citizens of nowhere’, because the UK will be a hugely less potent and influential nation than it has been for the last 40 years.

The people he refers to are the likes of Boris Johnson, David Davis, Jacob Rees-Mogg and of course the odious Nigel Farage. These leaders of the Brexit campaign stirred up discontent in the country and blamed all our domestic problems on Europe, it was a disingenuous campaign and masked a far right nationalist agenda which had more to do with pride, selfishness, independence, market forces, suspicion, competition, hatred, than it did with being part of the European Union.

I despair. I am ashamed of (and confused by) the choice our country has made. I am worried for the opportunities of my children and their peers. I am embarrassed that we have become a global laughing-stock. I worry about when our own self-imposed austerity will ever end to see us through this mess.

What happened to compassion, partnership, collaboration, the greater good, fairness, balance, people before profit? (you’ll rarely hear such words from Brexit leaders).

David Cameron has divided our nation because he wanted to unite his party. I think there might be room for him in the special place in hell too.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

10 thoughts on “Tusk”

  1. The world’s laughing-stock is a bit up and to the left. My belief is that the Brexit referendum campaign was the test for Trump’s election. From the point of the orchestrators, both went gloriously. In this world everything can be arranged for money.

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  2. Stand in line, mate. We in the USA have the nomenclature of “laughingstock of the world” locked up for the duration of Trump-dom. I was telling my two sons that we are reliving the “robber barons” era of the turn of the 20th century and history tells us what happened after that period of excessive profit taking. GULP!

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  3. Well we’ve made things considerably worse for three quarters of a billion Europeans, we’ve made things considerably worse for the majority of the UK and we’ve all but caused the entire collapse of our most beloved NHS.
    We have of course bent even further backwards to accommodate the rise of the far right, safe passage for crooked bankers, the unneeded help for the massive corporations that are completely ruining our planet and of course making sure that anyone rich enough to need offshore tax avoidance is completely catered for.

    Everyone involved should face the most severe criminal proceedings imaginable . . .

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      1. I think it is always worth remembering that ‘middle england’ still regards the daily mail, the daily express, the sun and the telegraph as actual news and they rely heavily on the incredibly broken aunty that unfortunately is our bbc for their up to the minute news.
        Just imagine if everyday you had to read that lot and listen/watch the bbc to get your news and you were foolish enough to actually believe their thinly veiled lies . . .
        You might have very different views to those that you hold . . .

        I couldn’t bring myself to use capital letters in that previous paragraph as they weren’t deserved . . .

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      2. We are trapped in an information overload and uncertain about truth. I think most people think that truth is what reflects their values…isn’t that how social media works?

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  4. I guess we’re all different
    I have grown up questioning everything and have never taken an answer on face value
    I think far too many people are happy to go about their business and let the media barons tell them what’s good for them even when it is so very obviously not in the slightest bit good for them . . .

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