mental health and travel
Might as well take a break from the usual and wade into politics for today’s blog post. I consider myself a smart guy on occasions but to be honest my Brexit knowledge stops and dries up before it gets anywhere near something useful. But I have some opinions and I know on which side I stand. I would genuinely love to hear any comments from either side, please do enlighten me in the comments section.
I’m a remainer. I have family in continental Europe. I think Europe has some fantastic and beautiful places. I read recently that with the exception of China, Europe is the most economically, politically, and technologically advanced place in the world. Why separate from that?
I understand that leavers are under the impression that all continental Europe does is send us unwanted immigrants, unwanted laws and gets it’s grubby paws on billions of pounds of our national cash, that could be spent on the NHS instead.
I’m not selfish. I pay taxes. I am happy to help out poor people with no place to go, but then being overly kind is one of my faults. Obviously I wouldn’t welcome criminals but criminals are as bad as each other no matter their nationality and to assume that English people are saints compared with say, Romanians, is just a touch racist.
As for unwanted European laws, in March 2013 the Law Commission of England and Wales had to confirm that there is no law making it legal to shoot a Welshman with a longbow on Sunday within the city walls of Chester, because apparently before 2013 there was some doubt. However, the commission confirmed that it is indeed illegal to wear a suit of armour in the Houses of Parliament, even today. European laws are comparatively sane and reasonable in the grander scheme of things.
My mum spent twenty years as a financial manager. She says it may be true that Europe charges us to be in Europe, but we get almost all of it back in benefits such as farming subsidies. She also says that having to trade with Europe with borders would be logistically annoying to say the least and costly.
Please remember that I am not all that passionate, I am open to suggestions about Brexit and I am not trying to piss anyone off. Feel free to comment on this blog post and give me your ideas.
We were also lied to about the facts, they were heavily massaged in the months leading up to the national referendum a few years ago. If we had another national vote about Brexit now it is my understanding that because we have more accurate facts now about the pros and cons of Brexit, the vote would almost certainly be to stay. Politicians lied to us all to advance their own agendas before the June 2016 referendum, and it worked for them. They got what they wanted, which was a dumbed down country to follow them into the abyss with cheers and gratitude. Nobody actually thinks politicians that were pro Brexit were in it for anything but their own careers. That’s politics! Stop believing that Boris Johnson wants what’s good for you and me!
I was listening to Radio 2 in the car yesterday, and you know what came on…Brexit. Specifically drugs. Medicines. Prozac, HRT, Diabetic medications and anti-psychotics are possibly going to be harder to get, we might have shortages from people stocking up…imagine being on insulin, a life-saving medicine – literally – and then having to worry about it becoming unavailable. It’s a real pickle, don’t you agree? And then on top of that we have to deal with a particular person who seems to act like a prick and should definitely be put in time out until he can learn to play nicely, I am of course talking about Boris Johnson. Don’t get me wrong, Boris has his charms, but him as Prime Minister? Seriously? The buffoon can’t even string together a coherent sentence without his chin wagging around like he’s on something psycho-active and illicit.
I don’t know where it comes from, but I have a feeling inside me that whatever happens we will actually be fine, or at least we will get through it. But by God, it could all be much easier it we wanted it too.