Brexit and the the politics of ‘if’.

by Pseud O'Nym

Another challenge, this time to write about Brexit.

Here goes!

Someone said something today in response to something else someone said yesterday that they didn’t agree with.This in turn was immediately condemned by someone else, who said something they hoped would clarify things. It didn’t. Helpfully, someone else clarified that clarification, suggesting that if someone else did something different and that if that something led to something then someone else would be something. This would cause someone else to modify something but only if someone else agreed to it but if they didn’t, then some people would be happy whilst some other people would be upset, Both groups of people would make their feelings known to some other people who would try and make sure as many people as possible heard or read whatever it was that making one group happy but the other group less so. They would then try to simplify things, by making everything seem complicated. The people who thought the whole thing was a good idea along would interpret this explanation as a vindication of their position, whereas those who thought it a bad idea in the first place would interpret as yet another dire warning.

Then by some good fortune, the next day someone would say something which would start the whole process again. Keep on repeating and repeating and repeating…

Here’s a ‘photo I took yesterday of one of my favourite tree’s. Well, it’s one of my favourite tree’s at the moment, a few years ago, and no doubt in a few years hence, it was or will be different.


But there’s a Brexit connection. As indeed, it seems, there is with everything. This tree doesn’t care about Bexit. It won’t refuse to shed its leaves to reveal its breathtaking majesty because of the Northern Ireland backstop. Neither will it refuse to bloom until the nature of our customs relationship has been sorted ou.

It might, however, risk being cut down as cash strapped councils sell of land to property developers, in order to minimise the impact of the cut to the money given it by central government. Although given the park is in Dulwich, probably not.

Mind you, having thought about it, Dulwich is an expensive part of London, so a cash strapped council…