One reason I have for writing rugs blog is to work out just what the narrative of my life might be. I would suggest that all of us, in our different ways, do this all the time.
At times like the present it is harder to work out what the stories on which we build what we think we know might be.
It’s usually good to start with reality.
We know he is a pathological liar. Once it was just bent bananas.
EU law does in fact state that class 1 bananas for direct human consumption must be free of excessive curvature. And there’s a 6 month spell in pokey and or a £5,000 fine for anyone who breaches that law.
He claims we are ready for No Deal. Nothing can prepare us for a shock of that sort – even if the hit is only 5.5.% of GDP as Mark Carney now suggests.
Carney has suggested that some time down the road we might be 5.5% worse off as a result of leaving than we would be if we’d stayed. That’s not a “hit”. That’s less of a rise.
I am not presuming that those people who think ‘we must just leave’ are stupid. They’re not. But they are misinformed. They have built narratives peddled to them by thsoe with deep pockets and a willingness to lie that this is an option that is in their best interests, even though it is not.
Willingness to lie, eh?
The message is not hard to work out. It is that our leadership has failed us, on many sides. But that we the people do want to co-exist with our neighbours, because we do know we are better when cooperating, and we do know that we have more in common than divides us, whilst recognising that we are not all alike and do not wish to be so. We do therefore want to have a relationship with Europe based on mutual trust, the ability to trade and to move between our countries whioch does, however, respect our differences and lets all make decisions that reflect the fact that those differences are real, but must not be used as a means to oppress others.
So if we – and they – are to be allowed to make different decisions then we’ll have to not be part of the same political construct, won’t we?