This whole Brexit malarkey is really shit, isn't it? Right from the beginning and all the way to the bitter end it has shown the UK in the worst possible light. We've had outright lies from both sides of the debate; the rise of an inarticulate right wing; the normalisation of xenophobia and racism; more lies from media barons counting their cash in tax exile; a supposedly liberal media staffed entirely by interns who can't tell a trade tariff from a treaty; a Labour Party led by a spineless buffoon trapped in a 1970s Bennite fantasy; the revelation that the Scottish Parliament has no actual powers; myths becoming facts by sheer repetition; demagogues and narcissists appearing on the TV without critique at every opportunity; national registers of foreigners; MPs silently dropping manifesto pledges steadfastly held by their parties for 50 years; statements redolent of Nazi Germany like "the will of the people"; the UK Government refusing to stand up for the rights of refugees under the Geneva Convention. I could go on and on but we all have lives to lead. It's of interest to nobody but me but I find this enormously depressing. It is depressing.
|An emoji is highly inappropriate given current events but, hey, it's 2017 and this is how we communicate now.|
|Great, two versions of the same song but they sound exactly the same to me.|
Over and out,
PS I'm glad that's out of my system.
PPS I have half a post prepared on the Brexit White Paper. It's actually not quite as dull and featureless as I made out. I just said that for dramatic effect. What is missing is actually far more interesting than what is present. More next time.
PPPS "Do you wanna touch me" by Gary Glitter is a brilliant glam stomp but I honestly can't bring myself to listen to it any more. Luckily, Joan Jett did a terrific version so there's always that. The Human League also covered Rock'n'Roll so that's all the essential tracks covered.