Thursday, June 23, 2016

Earthquake: Britain Votes to Leave the European Union

It's about 11:00 PM here on the East Coast and 4:00 AM Friday morning in the UK. While they are still counting votes in the great BREXIT referendum, the secessionists seem to have a near unassailable lead.


God save The Queen!


Odysseus said...

They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.

We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street.
It may be we shall rise the last as Frenchmen rose the first,
Our wrath come after Russia's wrath and our wrath be the worst.
It may be we are meant to mark with our riot and our rest
God's scorn for all men governing. It may be beer is best.
But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.

--from "The Secret People" by G.K. Chesterton

lannes said...

Let London, already an international city like Trieste, remain in the EU.
The Queen has other domiciles besides Buckingham Palace where she can live.
Parliament can relocate to Runnymede where Magna Carta was signed.

V. said...

It will be interesting to see how this shakes out, if at all. There is always the possibility of simply ignoring the referendum and carrying on at though nothing happened. We'll see.