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June 26, 2016

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nick

The Brexiters seem to have no idea what to do next. It seems they never drafted any detailed plans for putting a Leave decision into effect, so they are now floundering about, making all sorts of evasive replies to awkward questions. This monumental confusion could go on for months.

Hattie

Nick: I'm reading the German press now. Indications are that they will not tolerate muddle, nor will Brussels. Frightening.

janinsanfran

Tony Judt has long been the answer to much. We miss him.

Brandon

All I can say: This is just the beginning.

Ole Phat Stu

"Brexit" is a typo,
the correct spelling is "B wrecks it" :-(

And, of course, the "B" stands for Boris ;-)

Hattie

Stu: Boris is a good solid English name, though, thank goodness.
Joking aside, this is really a horror.

Brandon

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Coup-Against-Labours-Corbyn-in-Full-Swing-44-Ministers-Resign-20160626-0009.html

Ole Phat Stu

Hattie, Boris was born in New York!

Hattie

Brandon: Just one detail in an unbelievable horror show. The EU is standing firm, and GB is disintegrating.
The great irony is that Germany, leading the EU, is the moral force in Europe now. I'm reading in the Judt book about the role of Eastern Europe and the resistance by nativists in Western Europe to the inclusion of the Eastern countries. We overlook this element. The xenophobia in GB is not limited to people of color but includes all foreigners.
Judt, writing in the 90s, said that the problem with the EU is that it was perceived as a purely economic entity led by heartless bureaucrats in Brussels. From here on in, EU will be seen quite differently, as enabling an inclusive pan-European society. This, in spite of all the bad things that have come out of EU, like the collapse of Greece. What an incredible piece of luck for EU and what a disaster for GB.

Hattie

Stu: So he is a U.S. citizen. I did not know that. Yuck.

Brandon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson#Personal_life

He has dual citizenship.

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