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Now we are (literally) a laughing stock...

Angela Eagle had the best reaction (and her initial reaction very much mirrored mine & my family's):

With perhaps less than ideal timing, Angela Eagle made a speech to Labour women earlier this evening, where a quip about Boris Johnson suddenly sounded a lot more serious.

The Labour leadership candidate brought up her referendum debate performance, where she told Johnson to stop using the £350m figure. “Oh Boris, isn’t he great for just bouncing around,” she joked.

A cry went up from the audience: “He’s the foreign secretary!” Eagle laughed initially, but then looked thunderstruck. “Boris?!” she exclaimed, then temporarily lost for words.

There was uproar in the room, Labour MPs turned to each other, “are you serious?!” one shouted. Eagle finally regained her composure: “All I can say is never ever say that having a Labour government elected isn’t important.”
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Although this is hands down the best comment:

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Five stories buried by Brexit

Although it's obvious how it all helped the Leave vote...

What are the chances the new PM (whoever she'll be) is going to start fixing this?
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This post sums it all up rather well. As in: IT'S ALL COMPLETELY ABSURD, EVERYTHING CHANGES EVERY HOUR AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'LL HAPPEN NEXT. (The Time War: Everyone lost. Goodness knows there was no love lost between me or Cameron or Boris, but damn, it's hard to watch grown men fighting back tears as all their plans turn to dust in their hands.)

In short: We'll probably end up with Thatcher the 2nd, and that'll be the GOOD outcome (ANYONE BUT GOVE!). /o\

I'll go back to hiding under my rock, me thinks.

(ETA: One hundred years since the Battle of the Somme. What would they say if they could see their descendants?)

Although, if anyone wants their faith in humanity restoring, watch Gogglesprogs. ♥
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'The vote made people just explode': Polish centre reeling after graffiti attack
Polish Social and Cultural Association in west London has had flowers and cards after message was scrawled on its doors
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But I think it's important.

UK perspective:
The Revenge of the Idiots by Umair Haque
Maybe Brexiteers and Trumpists are Smarter Than We Think

US perspective:
Unnecessariat by Anne Amnesia (Blog Author)
Silence = death

And in a song, now 20 years old...

You'll never watch your life slide out of view, and dance and drink and screw
Because there's nothing else to do.
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Bet you can't guess what this is about... )
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The Cherub's (primary) school is Catholic, but it sits at the heart of a large Asian part of town, so there are many Asian kids. Also Polish, Phillipino, African etc. - a multitude of colours & nationalities.

The weather was a combination of sunny & cloudy, and rather windy. (Which was good.) It started with a picnic at 12 for children & their families, and then at about 1 the actual sports began.

I was looking around, and it was beautiful. Happy children and parents cheering/taking pictures/chatting/trying not to look bored.

Incidentally the Cherub's best friends are Polish, Russian/Portugese and Indian.

All the girls went to this school, and the diversity is a definite plus. I think fear & hatred comes from isolation [in tribes].

But today at least proved how it can all work and people can get along and be happy. Sign me up for multi-cultural Britain.
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Is that our leaders are so useless they couldn't organise their way out of a paper bag.

(Was listening to the radio this morning - they talked to a German politician, who said that yes, Britain could stay part of the single market [like Switzerland or Norway], and it would cost exactly the same we had been paying before. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TAR & FEATHER THE WHOLE OF THE LEAVE CAMPAIGN???)



(with thanks to [livejournal.com profile] beer_good_foamy

Darcy is considering getting a Labour membership, as that way he could have a say in who the new leader would be. Not that Corbyn has left [yet], but he's going to have to. It seems that every hour another shadow cabinet member resigns. Personally I'd like Chukka Umunna to take over - he seems the only one who might be able to face off against Boris in an election. And just imagine - the first black Prime Minister!

Alternatively - Americans, can we borrow Obama? Hold your elections early; Hillary is hyper-competent & more than ready to take the reigns. Then Obama would be able to come over here & sort out the mess. He's used to dealing with idiots after all.

Or, can we put Nichola Sturgeon in charge? (The petition now has 3.6 million signatures...)



(She wants Scotland to block Brexit... I say, let her & Merkel negotiate. More sense than all the rest put together.)

Oh, and I changed my tagline. I'm sure you'll get why.
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From @erinscafe's visit to a Trump rally:



And from 'Life, the Universe and Everything', the very end of Chapter 10:

On the way back they sang a number of tuneful and reflective songs on the subjects or peace, justice, morality, culture, sport, family life and the obliteration of all other life forms.


Good people can do bad things, and blame the wrong people.

It also ties in with this:



Mind you, I don't know how to fix it...

ETA: Two extra links:

We need a second referendum. The consequences of Brexit are too grave

In the Left Field [@ Glastonbury], a glimmer of hope behind the Brexit doom

(Sidebar: WHY ARE OUR LIZARDS SO BLOODY USELESS???)

Huh.

26 June 2016 04:47 pm
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Very interesting comment/article...

Go read. God only know what'll happen next. But I like that fact that Cameron handed Boris a poisoned chalice. Seems only fair after he got stabbed in the back. (Why does anyone watch House of Cards? Reality is so much more complex.)

ETA: I've been thinking that there is this strange feeling of being in limbo. What happens now? Everyone is arguing and falling out and can't agree on anything.

Perfect clusterfuck, basically. I'd like to think that all the leaders & politicians would come together and carefully consider our future. Alas, that would require different lizards to the ones we've got.

Ironic

25 June 2016 09:18 pm
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This doesn't quite scan, but then I did write it in about 2 minutes flat...

And isn't it ironic - don't you think...

That the peeee-ople
Who voted Leave
Thought they could restore
Their Great Britain
But all they di-id
Was hasten its death
'Little Britain' is all we'll have left...
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BigMistakes2016
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Lyrics )

“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Oh and 2tn wiped off the markets.

(I should get off the internet, I'll just get angrier & more depressed...)

EU Referendum: #NotInMyName trends as country wakes up to Brexit (3 million of us who couldn't vote. THAT WOULD HAVE SWUNG THE VOTE. Not to mention the young people. Both my 14 and my 17 year old are MILES more informed than the average adult.)



Read more... )

And finally: 26 Brexit Tweets Guaranteed To Make You Laugh, Cry, Or Probably Both

(Cry. Again.)

ETA: Unlike Trump, Republicans Only Supported The Brexit After The Vote.
OK, Republicans. NOW IT'S PERSONAL!!!
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Rant. Feel free to skip. You must be very fed up of me by now )

On the upside, we can do whatever we want. Let's put Farage in the stocks. Forever. I think throwing rotten tomatoes at him will be a very good way for people to work out their anger. We can add others too.



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You should watch The Last Leg. It made me laugh. And it had good points. And it had Boris' father.

In other news I've promised to take my girls to see the new Ghostbusters when it comes out. They're quite excited. They've never seen the original, so this will be 'their' Ghostbusters. <3
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Changed my layout.

And for any Community fans out there:



Beard-darktimeline


(I mean no disrespect to people living in actual terror or war etc. Fandoms just make things more bearable.)

Also - there is always more down:

Trump Gets Swastika Golf Balls, Celebrates How Brexit Makes Him Money

I always knew that Trump turning up the day after the Referendum was a bad omen!!
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Is the EU referendum legally binding?

Short answer: No

Not that I think anything will change back, but. Cameron literally screwed us twice!!

ETA:


WHAT DID YOU THINK WAS GOING TO HAPPEN?????

I think Cameron ran a crap campaign, but the one thing he DID do was to scaremonger as much as he could. DID NOTHING SINK IN??? Economy, jobs, [human & other] rights, the NHS. SO SCREWED! HE SAID THIS. IT WAS LITERALLY EVERYWHERE.

(Fair do's to everyone who voted Leave because they felt/thought that was the right choice. But those who were just walking along blindly... /o\)

ETA2: I know, I know. They were lied to. :(

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