+Even as the plague stalks the land, there are reasons to be cheerful, and I can happily report that I am already in receipt of one of the benefits of Brexit. It’s making such a difference to my life. Yes, my new driving license now bears the Union flag! I could barely sleep last night as a glow of patriotic bliss flowed through my red, white and blue veins, oh happy morn joy to be alive! But what’s this? In its traditional place the EU flag is still there on my bit of plastic. Presumably if I’d left my renewal until the 1st of January it would have been removed, at the end of the transition period. Now I feel betrayed and distraught. My hopes shattered. So it’s back to Covid then.
+Or maybe not. A particularly annoying HM Government (an oxymoron if there ever was one) advertisement appeared in this morning’s paper headlined ‘Going to Europe next year?’ It says ’The rules around mobile roaming will change in 2021.’ In other words, mobile operators will be free to reintroduce charges and shake their customers down without any interference from the EU. The picture in the ad is one of those always, gormlessly happy thirty somethings who never seem to have anything more useful to do than appear in gormless ads like this. UK’S NEW START, the ad says, LET’S GET GOING. Check Change Go—its traffic lights signal. We’re being talked to as if we were six year olds at the start of an egg and spoon race, rather than the beginning of one of the biggest –self-con tricks of all time.
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