I made a short trip to Bruges last week (another art Perambulation appears under Groeningemuseum). Make the most of Europe before Brexit, I say! It seems to me that along with our devalued pound, we must now face longer queues at passport control, or as it now appears passport controls. Why do the authorities need to check our passports twice? Don’t the various computer systems talk to each other? This does not bode well for the so-called technological solution to borderless Ireland/Northern Ireland trade. Indeed, one only has to recall all the hapless government computer initiatives to see how flawless transactions will soon be, and not just in Northern Ireland. Making friction free trade happen between the UK and the EU will make the introduction of Universal Credit look like a three year old handling two building bricks. Or Iain Duncan Smith with two building bricks. What an unbelievably complacent shower of ministers we have. I realise they are duty bound as politicians to say that everything is going to be ticketyboo after Brexit but behind Whitehall’s net curtains I think it is fair to assume that they are utterly in the dark. I shall definitely squeeze another trip to Bruges in before the shitstorm arrives on March 29th 2019.