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My fantasies are more along the line of a reality show with all members of the ERG, the EU-hating gutter press and ESPECIALLY Boris and 'Just call me' Dave dropped off on the Cook Islands in hurricane season filmed by the Black Mirror crew.
my fantasies are more prosaic, same cast but being dropped into a boiling volcano.
I could watch re-runs of those 10 seconds for quite while
keep to the Fen Causeway
Much as I fear brexit, this I would fear far more
That's how much we have been backed into a corner by May and her stupid manias.
keep to the Fen Causeway
I know it isn't my fight, and I'm not at the sharp end, but I find myself unimpressed by threats of violence or civil disorder, especially if it's racists and hard right wingers doing the rioting... A Corbyn government will soon sort them out - unless there is a police mutiny - in which case I would bring in the army. They must be of some use...
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A replay of the Committee of Public Safety, or the October Revolution, or Bloody Sunday, or May 1968 would be chaotic, unpredictable, disastrous. And easy to start.
I suspect that at the last minute there will be some grand compromise, but time is getting pretty short.
IF there is a no-deal brexit and IF there is massive economic disruption, then it could turn into a serious social issue. Losing your job and then having your bank collapse and finding limited food at the store and not having your doctor or prescription available and your kids at home from closed schools, all occurring at the same time, would be pretty stressful. And having no football or beer, well...
Never happen, there will be more bread-substitute and (rigged) football than ever, post Brexit.
Those two elements have been the main reason for decades that Brits put up with being misruled for the profit of the JRM's of this world.
Boris' water cannons may not be necessary as long as warm stout and the beautiful game are there to ensure bleary, dreary compliance continues.
More lotteries will subtract fuel from revolutionary fires.
'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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