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Wed Dec 19, 2018, 07:05 AM

If Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was about Brexit...

The Ghost of Brexit Past

Itís the job of the Ghost of Brexit Past to remind us of largely happier times. Times when we all seemed to get along so much better, we thought about the long-term and not the short-term, we made plans based on options we could be certain were available to us and our family, and our politicians represented us at our very best.

A united Europe was a dream of a generation that had to build their lives out of the blood and the rubble of the Second World War.
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The Ghost of Brexit Present

The Ghost of Brexit Present is chaos without end. It is almost daily emergency cabinet meetings, falling outs, name-calling, meaningless soundbites devoid of any detail, some of the most farcical scenes ever witnessed in the House of Commons, Mrs May going to and fro between European leaders, facing a revolt among her MPs one day and being praised by them the next, no one ever agreeing on anything, and a sense among ordinary voters of utter dismay and deepening anxiety.

All the while, the legitimate concerns of ordinary voters Ė the state of the NHS, education, the rising levels of poverty and rough sleepers on the streets Ė go unaddressed. Brexit is not a policy: it is a state of continual political paralysis, disregard for the concerns of ordinary people and national humiliation.
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The Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come

It is the job of the Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come to show how the future will look if we donít change direction. Well, letís just imagine that political power games, the personal greed of some individuals who believe in unfettered, red-in-tooth-and-claw capitalism, or, indeed, sheer inertia enable the worst possible scenario: a no-deal Brexit. The Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come is the most terrifying ghost of all.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/12/if-charles-dickens-christmas-carol-was-about-brexit|

Did you see in the news today that we are going to fall down 2 spots behind India and France in the worlds richest nations list - but of course nothing to do with Brexit, right? These destroyers of our land are a bloody outrage.

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