15th May 2019
Welcome to the Shadow Dance of Brexit.
Every few days now is a play-cycle.
Theresa May stays as prime minister and announces she is bringing her deal back to parliament by some means or in some form.
Anyone against this makes her only more adamant.
And we all know that she will fail, as she has failed before.
Elsewhere Brexit supporters will promote their proposals – proposals that have no substance.
Their pretence is that there are easy answers.
And against them there will be Remainers jeering and complaining about the Brexiters.
Few Remainers say anything positive about remaining: it is enough that they jeer at and complain about Nigel Farage and those who enable him.
And this Shadow Dance, this Pantomime Macabre, will continue for what will seem an eternity.
Boos and cheers.
The same lines, the same rejoinders, the same effrontery.
And all the time, the departure of the UK from the EU by automatic operation of law comes closer.
The two extensions so far fool many into thinking extensions are easy.
Time grinds on, and the Shadow Dance continues.
And in all this, fewer and fewer remember or care what is actually at stake: the practical problems of EU departure and how they can be managed.
But that seems like something for another day.
We can deal with that after tomorrow.
Thank you for reading me on this new(ish) blog, where I am hoping to blog almost daily.
I expect to be blogging here more often, instead of spending time on Twitter.
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