I’m guessing that Mrs May does not do irony, otherwise how is it possible to explain the appointment of Europhobe ‘Foxy’ Liam, not a man with an unblemished record, as Secretary of State for International Trade? Or are the government still living in the nineteenth century, when the tried and tested way to deal with Johnny Foreigner was to shout rudely in English adopting a general air of arrogance, in the certain knowledge that if they walked away, the other party would come running, with the gunboat always ready as a last resort?
When everyone else is writing to the BBC to moan about highly-paid presenters – and the disparity between the sexes thereof – I will be complaining about the decision to put certain Tory ministers on the Today programme when many people are having their breakfast. Don’t they know how expensive food is these days? The sound of Fox’s voice lecturing the presenter about how the ‘British people have instructed us to leave Europe’ is the most effective emetic I have come across for a long time.
Nemesis follows hubris as sure as night follows day; do we all have to submit to being taken down with this government of lame ducks, second-raters, xenophobes and Little-Englanders?
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