When I hear Mogg, May, Fox, Hannan and other right-wing Tory politicians talk it reminds me of the fable of the scorpion and the frog. Actually, that’s not quite true because, although that fable was deep in my subconscious somewhere, it wasn’t until my wife remined me of it that it truly came to mind.
All of this started with me listening to “straighten up and fly right” by Nat King Cole in a coffee shop this morning. What a great song, by the way.
The story goes like this: A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a pond. The frog says; “But won’t you sting me?”. Reassuringly the scorpion answers; “No. if I did that we will both drown”. After a moment of hesitation, the frog agrees to carry the scorpion. Then half way across the water the scorpion stings the frog. Alarmed, the frog goes; “Why did you do that?” and the scorpion replies in the only way it can “Because it’s in my nature.”
Well having given the controls to the ship of State to right-wing Tory politicians at General Election, what do you suppose is happening in the UK? The way the situation is panning out, I think we might all be the frogs. It seems illogical, irrational and downright stupid to dooming us all with Brexit but it doesn’t take five minutes with the evidence to see what’s happening.
If ever there was a time we needed to say to the Government either “straighten up and fly right” or go, it’s now. Our situation is no animal fable but it is the economic success of the Nation that is at stake. The creature’s nature is becoming evident as we find ourselves midway in the Brexit negotiations.
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I think Casablanca might leave a clue. ‘Round up the usual suspects’ in Claude Rains’ immortal, scene-stealing words. So, who would the usual suspects be in this case? Who can benefit from Brexit? Let’s leave aside the fraudulent campaign led by the Brexiteers and the lacklustre campaign of the Remainers. It is now increasingly clear that the entire country will suffer as a result of Brexit; many are feeling the pinch now and it hasn’t even started yet. So, who can benefit? Not We, The People, not the politicians, not most of industry….Ah! I have it! Did you know that the EU was planning more stringent regulation on the banking sector? And a financial transaction tax? Did you know that they were planning to crack down on tax havens? Did you know that about £13 trillion is squirreled away in tax havens and most of them are British? Now, who owns the government? We like to think it’s We, The People, but it’s not, the people who own the Cionservative party are those who pay for it and guess who they are? Yes, you guessed right!
…or is it just me getting neurotic again?