It’s all coming apart at the seams. The plot has been well and truly lost. The last fantasies of a long gone Empire are unravelling, and In the stark light of day the leaked government document to The Times outlining the probable consequences of Westminster’s government plans to run headlong into a solid granite wall which is hurtling towards them from the opposite direction faster than they will be able to get out of the way, without ending many of their own political careers, is just the opening moments of perhaps the biggest self-inflicted clusterbollock ever dropped.
Dismissed by Michael Gove, an individual who frankly I wouldn’t trust to be able to look after the remnants of a partially solidified rabbit jobby if I put it in a jar and said ‘ here you, haud this’, as scaremongering and “bumps in the road” the report on Operation Yellow Submarine spells out the expected disruption you can look forward to once a no-deal Brexit kicks in.
Yes, the Blue Meanies of Whitehall, after three years of planning, or avoiding planning, for a number of eventualities which are so complex that no one but the seance-summoned spirit of Albert Einstein can understand them fully, are really setting residents of the UK up for some fun times ahead.
Don’t, whatever you do, fall sick. If you’ve an existing medical condition requiring any form of regular medication, or you work in a chemist shop, get ready for a bit of an upheaval or two to your daily routine.
If you are fond of some fresh fruit or really just any food that takes a wee bit longer tae cook than heating up a steak bake in the microwave you are in for shortages and price hikes. Jamie Oliver will just need tae start sprinkling rice crispies on his pukka culinary efforts instead of pomegranate seeds. Innit.
If you are going anywhere that involves leaving the UK for somewhere in Europe, and coming back, it’s probably wise to buy yourself a foldaway sleeping bag and a good book or five.
Lorry drivers in the haulage industry, ooft, the pressure these folk are going to be under, they are anyway at the best of times, will be incredible. Look out for a newly discovered medical condition known as Port-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder.
Worst, possibly, and something that doesn’t bear jesting about, on the island of Ireland in this scenario there is likely to be significant pressure brought to bear to create a hard border between the EU and British territory, breaching the Good Friday Agreement, and possibly returning Northern Ireland to chaotic times no one ever wants to see again. That would be unforgivable.
Johnson and his gang of chancers are playing a very dangerous game, with peoples lives and livelihoods.
All of this is happening against the will of the democratic majority of Scotland’s people who at the ballot box have expressed their wish to remain a part of the wide European community of nations.
Scotland, and it’s government, has a choice to make, and it needs to be made soon.