Seventhly, it’s the narrative that matters, oh yes!

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?

8 thoughts on “Seventhly, it’s the narrative that matters, oh yes!”

  1. ‘It is that our leadership has failed us’

    But the next batch of politicians will be great!

    “Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato.”

  2. “We know he is a pathological liar.”

    Says the man who claims to have “invented the entirely new concept of country by country reportking” when we know that the concept was put forward at least as early as 1977.

  3. Good article by Douglas Murray

    …When Prime Minister David Cameron and most others across the political establishment said the 2016 vote would be a final, once-in-a-lifetime decision on Britain’s membership of the EU, we believed them. When they said that if we voted to leave, that wish would be respected, we believed them. When they also warned that we would have to leave the EU without a deal if no good deal with Brussels was forthcoming, we believed them. And we voted accordingly.

    After the Brexit vote, an Italian-born friend of mine who voted Leave, said: ‘They’ll never let us leave.’

    I thought she was wrong. I naively believed that the legacy of Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd-George, Churchill and Thatcher was an ineradicable one of democracy based on Parliamentary sovereignty. That this was a country whose MPs recognised that they must represent the people, not use Parliament against the people.

    Because as this disgraceful last week has shown, Britain has an entire political class that has spent three years trying to do just one thing: trick us, force us, or bore us into having that 2016 vote cancelled.

    It grieves me to say it, but May proceeded to embrace the opportunities of Brexit with all the enthusiasm of a horse trotting through the doors of a knacker’s yard.

    But even the years of the May government did not show the political class in all its horror. It took this past week for that to be revealed.

    Johnson, over recent weeks, has shown himself to be perhaps the only leader left in public life in Britain willing to do what the public asked for.

    He recognises the central truth — which is that there is no form of Brexit so bad that it would be worse than having no Brexit at all. He is fully aware that not leaving the EU would be the most profound hammer-blow at the heart of our democracy.

    I fear we would not overcome the effects for generations.

    For failure to deliver Brexit in some form would show that we do not really have a democracy.

    Instead, it would send a message to the world that we have a bureaucratic class which decides when it does, and does not, listen to the public’s verdict at the ballot box.

    The brutal fact is that we are now looking into an abyss.

    The abyss is a political one of Parliament’s making. Whether we fall in or pull back will determine whether we protect the soul of this country.

    Of course, history tells us that a number of democracies have faced such abysses before. But Britain never has.

    However, this is the terrible prospect considering that we are now faced with a Parliament that is wilfully set against its people.

    We can cope with many things in this country. We have dealt with lacklustre governments before. Goodness knows, we have endured third-rate Parliamentarians.

    But never before have we had to see our votes stolen by a Parliament packed with men and women who first ignore the people and then refuse to make themselves accountable to the people.

    Sums up the dangerous behaviour of UK MPs and why Ritchie is wrong

    Labour’s Emily Thornberry MP & Fiona Bruce explaining Labours crystal clear Brexit position.

    Labour’s Brexit position – clear as mud.

    Thornberry has several arrseholes.

    A new one torn every minute.

    Bananas must also be displayed in hands of at least three and no more than (iirc) 6 with shelves xcm apart, and must…. And there’s a 6 month spell in pokey and or a £5,000 fine for anyone who breaches that EU law.

  4. Sorry. Couldn’t get past the surprise he’s now writing a blog about rugs. Tax not good enough for him?

  5. Sorry. Couldn’t get past the surprise he’s now writing a blog about rugs. Tax not good enough for him?

    Or perhaps he writes Rug’s blog for him and forgot the apostrophe?

    He is so unbelievably incoherent it is impossible to understand what he is ranting about anyway.

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