9th July 2021
Every event is an end of something and the start of something else, and every event is also between the start and end of yet another story.
So assuming what is happening all around us is the middle part of a story, what will happen next?
We have the characters: the knavish and foolish ministers and their political and media supporters.
They have ‘got Brexit done’ in the first Act of our play.
But in our second Act, we have the challenge of, well, reality.
Things are not going to plan (if it can be called a plan).
Things are not as easy as the Brexiters averred.
Brexiters undertook certain legal obligations that they now do not want, and they made promises that they would rather forget – or renege on.
So in this second Act they are confronted with the consequences of their actions and inactions, and their lies.
Will the third Act give them their just resorts?
Or will they pull off an even bigger con?
And will then they get away with it?
Nobody watching Brexit can tell you for certain.