there’s a special place in hell
for you says Donald.
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 #Brexit, 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.