"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Saturday 1 February 2020
Spring is on its way
is Nigel Farage in celebratory mood and joyous Brexiteers in Parliament
Square last night.
Our (but not my) PM was nowhere to be seen. He has
already done his flag stunt.
We have to settle for his video message
which opens with these words, "For many people this is an
astonishing moment of hope”.
There is only one true word in that
sentence - ‘astonishing’. I am astonished that this country has
moved so fast from hope to despair. When I woke up this morning I
thought of this picture from Mel Brooks’ ‘Springtime for Hitler’.
Unfortunately we are going to have to get down and dirty before we
can mock and laugh. We are going to have to learn from the French and that will be no joke.