There's not a lot of middle ground left in #Brexit.
- Call it off and try and negotiate cancelling Art50
- Leave but stay in Customs Union, Single Market, Euratom, with ECJ, etc, etc
- Leave and crash out of everything, with all that entails. The full monte of no nukes, hard N.I. border, Dover chaos, Closing City of London, Scottish independence, etc, etc, etc.
If there's a final government and/or popular vote will that be made clear?
So many of these discussion in the English language focus on the USA and it's relationship with EU, Russia, China, MENA and so on.
The area I find scary is none of these. And that's S Asia. The Indian Sub-continent and the surrounding countries. It seems to me to be a pressure cooker that you can't just walk out of.
It's not hard to come up with a very pessimistic vision of the near future out till about 2100. Beyond 2100 is too far for most forecasting, even though there are people being born today who will see it. We do also need narratives for the 22nd century.
But here's the big question. Knowing all that, what are you going to do when you wake up tomorrow morning?
Meta. On CW.
I really don't like the convention that CW should be used for anything that *might* trigger somebody else. Like politics, for instance, or a pessimistic view of climate change.
I tend to post this kind of stuff. So if you don't like to see it in your timelines, then please block me. Shortly I'm going to unilaterally stop using CW.
I can understand the convention of using it for the kind of thing we all understand to be NSFW. Particularly NSFW images. I still support that use.
Brexit: will of the people Show more
N Ireland is now 69% Remain, 31% Leave. If Brexit does happen there's a majority for Customs Union and Single Market. The DUP is losing support.
I'm going to party like it's 2099 (or 2049).
Pepe he would a wooing go, Heigh-ho, says Rowley,
Pepe he would a-wooing go, Whether his mother would let him or no,
With a Roley, Poley, Gammon and Spinnage, Heigh-ho says Anthony Rowley.
Royal Wedding coincidences. #23
Good to see that they let Sergei Skripal out for the big day.
Utter Genius! Boris & Gammon remixed with "Common People"
Local news story:
Clumsy Enfield armed robber who used underpants for disguise and walked into parked van is jailed
CCTV footage shows the pants obscuring his view as he hits a parked van
Gammon and Spinnage! Gammon and Spinnage! There's nothing they say but Gammon and Spinnage!
Did somebody say "spinach"?
Some of us did our duty and like Cassandra, told them.
the rate of change in distance is speed, the rate of change in speed is acceleration, and the rate of change in acceleration is jerk.
I think the important question is how much we are being jerked around.
nods to the ice forum, of all places.
UK Pol. Brexit Show more
The short version: Brexit’s still a steaming mess going nowhere fast.
What does Corbyn actually want? No-Deal-Crash-Out and sovereignty or nobrexit? Apparently, nothing in the middle and probably the first.
It is to weep.
Palestine Show more
Since 30-Mar. 107 dead. 12,000 wounded.
14-May. 58 dead. 2700 wounded. And rising.
Is this Israel's Sharpeville Massacre?
Meanwhile: Yemen, Syria, Iraq.
Stop it. You're killing us.
Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive
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