Category: brexit

In the centre of Brussels.

Are there any British people reading this? May I ask you how the idea of ending your own freedom of movement with the 1st of Jan 2021 makes you feel now?

Try to imagine Dutch people being bothered if they hear people speak English with each other on the streets of Amsterdam. Just imagine that!

Brexit. À leur tour, les pêcheurs manchois interdisent Guernesey de débarque:

You couldn’t make this up!

Let me translate:

On the 1st of February Guernsey fisherman banned french boats from UK  waters, ignoring the transition period until 2021 but also not realising they have to take their fish to France to be processed.

After 5 days, 4 days worth of British catch has rotted away and the UK fishermen gave up their foolish blockade. Impact to French fischermen was next to nothing, but France is likely to sue the UK now on WTO terms for compensation.

So here’s a question for the room:

Boris Johnson and his Tory government were elected to a 5 year term in power in December. I know it’s painful to relive that but bear with me.

Their primary, and indeed only message, during that election was that people needed to vote for them to get Brexit done.

The UK has now left the EU.

I know all of us rational human beings know that now begins a fucking ceaseless eternity of trade negotiations and all other kind of bullshit but let’s be honest the “woo, go Brexit” crowd never cared about that and won’t start now.

For the majority of the lowest common denominator of Brexiteer shitheads, Brexit is now done. That’s why they held that dystopian carnival of horrors outside Parliament the other night.

So Johnson won 5 years on the promise to ‘get Brexit done’ and according to his idiot voters he’s now “got Brexit done” the very next month.

So what exactly do these idiots now get out of continuing to support him now? The only thing any of them cared about (enough to shout about but not enough to learn about) is now in their smug minds a total non-issue because it’s all totally over and done with.

So what the fuck else do these morons now think Johnson is going to do? He didn’t have any other cards to play, the entire election campaign was Brexit, Brexit and more fucking Brexit.

They’ve elected this screaming hellspawn to rule over them for 5 years and have no fucking knowledge of or interest in what that’s going to look like for 4 years and 11 months of it.

So do any of the celebrating Brexiteers right now actually give a shit about Europe and our relationship with it, or is it all just a spiteful exercise in being able to feel smug and superior and make the “liberal elites” feel “triggered”?

Because the tone of them recently seems to indicate it’s all about the latter and that none of them particularly care about any of the actual details or realities of any of this, they just want to throw a big party for themselves and stick it “the establishment”, here defined loosely as “anyone who doesn’t think the exact things I do.”

useless-englandfacts:

Photo: Brussels lit up its main square in Union Jack colours to say goodbye to the British, who are leaving the EU today. They continue to show us more respect, kindness and friendship than we ever showed them or ever deserved. (source)

It’s Brexit Day…but what does that actually mean?

Coins have been minted in the U.K., and the Union Jack flag no longer flies in Brussels, but an actual determination of the future relationship between the U.K. and EU remains far from clear.

Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have already shown their opposition to Johnson’s Plan, so the chance of a further fragmented U.K. seems to grow stronger.

In the coming months, Johnson’s government will have to try and live up to the promises of Brexit. The challenge is vast, and as always, time is short…

Nonetheless, it is official now, the U.K. is out.

Photo: Brussels lit up its main square in Union Jack colours to say goodbye to the British, who are leaving the EU today. They continue to show us more respect, kindness and friendship than we ever showed them or ever deserved. (source)

useless-englandfacts:

Good news, everyone! The official UK Brexit 50p will soon enter into circulation!