I desperately need to get some work done today, but have decided to set up an Alternative Arrangements Working Group to look at what even is work, why I should have to do it, and whether I might retroactively change my work contract to remove the idea of work from it entirely https://t.co/4xjYIeTmye
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) February 4, 2019
'Britain is one of the richest and most advanced democracies in the world. It is currently locked in a room, babbling away to itself hysterically while threatening to blow its own kneecaps off. This is what nationalist populism does to a country.'https://t.co/34SwtOZSnf
— Brexitshambles (@brexit_sham) February 2, 2019
And yes, I’ve seen the shitrag spread for tomorrow. But I’m not sure whether I’m more angry about the ahistorical D-Day crap it seeks to invoke, or the completely twisted nonsense about settled status and the fee that it covers next to that. pic.twitter.com/4pSUYFASrL
— Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) February 2, 2019
Bollocks! There will be no election on the 6th June. After her 2017 performance the Tories wouldn’t let May take the risk. This story is designed to scare the shit out of MP colleagues in Leave seats in the hope they will vote for Mays deal. Let’s hope they can see through it. https://t.co/bJfS2gWWgs
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) February 3, 2019
I reshuffled some lines of The Hunting of the Snark a bit:
“Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
That alone should encourage the crew.
Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
What I tell you three times is true.”
Then the bowsprit got mixed with the rudder sometimes:
A thing, as the Bellman remarked,
That frequently happens in tropical climes,
When a vessel is, so to speak, “snarked.”
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
That the ship would not travel due West!
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
349 “The thing can be done,” said the Butcher, “I think.
350 The thing must be done, I am sure.
351 The thing shall be done! …”
- Snark and Brexit
- “Brexit” is a “portmanteau”, by Merrill Perlman, 2016-04-18
- But the principal failing occurred in the sailing
- No Pause for Thought? Brexit, Bias and Political Manipulation, by Volker Patent, 2017-05-16
- On Brexit, What the EU Tells You 10 Times Is True – Prime Minister Theresa May should finally stop ignoring her negotiating partners’ red lines., by Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg Opinion, 2018-07-27
- The Trumping of the Snark – and why Brexit means Boojum, by Tom Evans, Liverpool Echo, 2017-01-27
- Dean Burnett