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  1. Ford says:

    Is this a symbol of morning; or, the Brexiteer plan of action?

  2. slabman says:

    Lining of an empty pocket – a foretaste of our coming economic status?

  3. Ness says:

    A multi million dollar piece of modern art, titled “no shades of grey” and meant to reflect the angst of modern living?

  4. Tim Illingworth says:

    The last person has left the UK and has turned out the lights?

  5. Brian Evans says:

    …a leave voters brain-Blank?

  6. Phil says:

    This sums up how I feel this morning, normally enjoy reading The Observer with a coffee and breakfast. But looking at pictures of the “triumvirate” of Gove, Johnson and Farage(rhyme with garage) is so depressing. Agree with others not sure Johnson wanted this, rather than riding in to number 10 as a supposed Eurosceptic who tried to get us out.
    As this was a victory for “decent people” according to Farage I am glad he doesn’t consider me a decent person.

  7. Jo W says:

    Churchill’s ‘Black Dog’ ?

  8. snowy says:

    “…And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”

  9. Vivienne says:

    I am not a bad loser. Last election? Well, tough. But this time it is black because the ‘Winners’ are probably more losers than I am and it is likely to be a rude awakening. What has happened to statesmanship? Miliband shouldn’t have resigned- people used to deal with being leaders of the Opposition. That left a vacuum and Corbyn might have been the right bloke in quieter times but was hopeless last week. Then Cameron resigns, when he said he wouldn’t, so there’s turmoil both sides. Why can’t they deal with the difficult times ffor us? Are we just ruled by Twitter?

  10. Helen Martin says:

    Burk Breathed in Bloom County has the Meadow Party opting for “Send Twitter back to H*ll” as their third platform plank. (The other two are “Two spaces after a period” and “Ban Leaf Blowers” so you can see they’re right on top of things.)
    Think positive thoughts in Admin’s direction and see if that lifts his mood any. Although in this part of the world we’re beginning to wonder about our trade relations and Margaret MacMillan from Oxford expressed sympathy for Northern Ireland because after actually improving relations there they will probably be faced with a hard border with the Irish Republic which is an EU member.
    Still, it’s a beautiful day and we celebrate Canada Day next Friday so summer is definitely almost here.

  11. Susan says:

    Looks like tabby weave, and I’d suspect a high proportion of nylon in the mix. Could be parachute cloth?

  12. Craig says:

    I think a lot of the chaos in the Labour party right now is down to the imminent publication of the Chilcot Report.

    No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste?

    For the Labour Right, the moment when Corbyn as Labour leader stands up in parliament and condemns Blair over Iraq, is going to be as traumatic as it was for the hardliners of the Soviet Communist Party when Khruschev denounced the crimes of Stalin. It would also destroy Blair’s carefully planned post-Chilcot PR strategy. It is essential to the Blairites that when Chilcot is debated in parliament in two weeks time, Jeremy Corbyn is not in place as Labour leader to speak in the debate. The Blairite plan is therefore for the parliamentary party to depose him as parliamentary leader and get speaker John Bercow to acknowledge someone else in that fictional position in time for the Chilcot debate, with Corbyn remaining leader in the country but with no parliamentary status.
    Yes, they are that nuts.
    No rational person would believe Brexit was Jeremy Corbyn’s fault. No rational person would believe that now is a good moment for the Labour Party to tear itself apart. Extraordinarily, the timing is determined by Chilcot.

  13. Brian Evans says:

    I never though of that, but I think you may be chillingly right. Thanks for bringing it up.

  14. Bob says:

    That’s an interesting theory, and not one I’d thought about. I suspect, however that the actual reason for the mass resignations and the pressure on Corbyn to go is a lot simpler, and two-fold-

    1. The Labour party thinks, with good reason, there is going to be another General Election before the end of this year, and
    2. they haven’t a snowball’s chance in hell of winning it while Corbyn is still in charge.

    While the Brexit can’t be entirely blamed on Corbyn, he never seemed particularly bothered one way or the other about the outcome, and, more interestingly, was comprehensively out argued by the long silent Euro sceptic left of his own party. I’m thinking in particular about Gisela Stewart.

  15. Bob says:

    Sorry, that last post was intended for Craig, not Steve!

  16. TR says:

    Dear Chris, despite the fact that you have renounced Laurence Sterne and all his works, repeatedly, may we infer that you have read at least to the end of Book I, Chapter 12 of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman? Alas, poor Yorick, indeed.

  17. Craig says:

    Corbyn won with over half the vote in the first round of voting just nine months ago. Since then, the party has won all the bye-elections it has fought with increased margins, it polled more than all other parties at the local elections, with a significantly improved performance on 2015, and the membership has doubled.

    But the PLP is making it crystal clear that it simply will not stand for Corbyn as leader. They desperately want to go back to what the electorate and the membership has overwhelmingly rejected.

  18. admin says:

    Dear TR, I haven’t renounced Sterne, I just fear I am too stupid to stay with his line of thinking. I drift off…

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