I read with interest your concern at the social care crisis that you sold, that you spent eight years preventing discussion of consensus on and I am staggered by you. How do you sleep at night? How?
Lets roll that off the tongue. Sino/EU agenda. Sino/EU. While US and er…Russia bookend Europe and we are cast adrift in a spot in the north Atlantic that the Romans thought was the end of the world. Been reading about Cnut and Queen Emma and the period where we emerged as a coherent nation onto the European stage. 1000 years ago. Anyway.
The sourdough starter I bought is not dead. It is a bloke. That is what has happened here. I have recreated relationships that I am supposed to have with blokes with a jar of flour and water. I feed it, it wakes up, temporarily. It lets me know its awake and then it goes back to sleep. It wont die. It just sits there belligerently refusing to do anything it is supposed to do and demanding to be fed. I am never going to get a sourdough loaf, never. Instead I have recreated a marriage with a jar of mouldy flour. Oh my dear psyche you do need help.
I have contacted my local MP about the harassment and abuse at the hands of Labour left and the consequences of Liam Madagain and Wes Streeting putting me on that list. Its not safe to do it through Labour while they are leaking to the likes of @kilgoresprout and I cannot view them as a valid political force while they use force on women like me.
I have been posting on Mumsnet because I wont be silenced. Also I have been unwell and needed something to do.
Meeting in Leeds is on the 1st, and its looking a cracker. There are still tickets left. Do come.
Sweet, beautiful rain.
Is Brexit over? No. If a 2nd referendum happens and we decide notto leave the EU, is it over? No.
We just blew a reputation for stability we built over centuries, in a heartbeat. Its gone. That was accumulated over hundreds and hundreds of years and it’s gone. Our premium as a country was largely about that, and it’s gone. Our international position as the most useful bridge between Europe and the US is done. The world is turned the other way, our time zone is wrong and we needed to cementing those relations/. We were treated like a top tier player in the EU and we never warranted it, if they take us back this will not be the case. Whatever happens now our borders are not our own, our prestige in the world is blown, our international relations are not in our control and we have no experience being a little country subject to the whims of others. We have a mountain of debt sat on a household debt bubble, with an overvalued asset market, and that overvaluation was safe because we were stable. Not any more. We didn’t rebalance the economy away from finance and we handed the keys to the City of London to its main competitors. Hard to avoid that for the rest of the world, milking us while we throw ourselves out is the best way for them to stabilise. We hold the baby for the turds of the post war settlement, and it’s over. The people in charge haven’t noticed.
In the years before we blew this we hollowed our institutions in a reflex to blame, and they are now combining with this. We are in synthesis stage. Our actions now decide our fiuture. Every action decides our future.
Our future has changed and a 2nd referendum won’t change it back. There are no ruby slippers available and the curtain fell down aroundthe Wizard on social media years ago and he doesn’t give a fuck we can see him, the crisis he caused, cos why should he?
So Trump is here, people have poured out onto the streets. The UK/US Washington consensus is done and has been for a while but this is the nature of crisis, we dont really have time to survey how the landscape has changed until the dust has settled and that isn’t for a while. The blindspots at the core of our political economy are exposed, the political culture always required to deliver that consensus is posting things like this to try and protect what is dead. Such is the nature of elite social closure:
On a personal level I know we are nearing the centre of this, we are in synthesis stage, but still, this is fucking awful.
Trump is visiting, the Brexiteers jumped ship, and we got kicked out of the World Cup, but the weather is great.
So rats are deserting the ship they sank and they think desertion is how they take spoils.
Reasoned, principled, and able to take responsibility. Instead of producing a generation of politicians who can do that we have a political culture who can project their failure onto single parents and they are currently dying in front of us. Many shouting TERF as they go. We have to learn from this period.