Tag: brexit

Fin de Saucisson

We’re now in the last week of February 2020 and I have clearly missed my goal of making sure I post something on this blog every Monday. By failing to write anything at all this month. Until today. Then again, the ‘posting every Monday pledge’ was when I was still subject to EU regulations, whereas…

Definitively Depressing Democracy

Today is Blue Monday. Apparently, this is what the cool kids now call the third Monday in January. It’s supposedly the most depressing day of the year. And it’s absolutely a real thing and not just some concept originally made up by a travel agent in 2005 to sell more holidays. So, if you’re feeling…

A Second Referendum?

  Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, it’s barely been out of the media. The election of a racist misogynist billionaire to the White House has provided some light relief on occasion, but you can’t turn on a TV, listen to the radio or open a newspaper in the…

James Explains Giraffes Amongst Other Things

Welcome back to that bit of my blog where I pretend I’m going to explain stuff but then don’t explain anything much at all. This week, as ever, I’ll be answering the questions of other people. People like Haylee who previously asked about lions and bears and hot dogs and jaffa cakes and is still from…

The Infallible Power Of Bovril

I like a cup of coffee I enjoy a mug of tea But a thermos filled with Bovril Is really not for me It’s not that I’m picky But I can’t help but think That salty extract of beef Probably shouldn’t be a drink I’m really not that fussy About what I choose to eat…

Here We Go Again

So apparently it’s on Time for Corbyn versus May Though I’m fairly sure that Farron Will want to have his say But will anybody listen To Lib Dems this time around? Have recent landscape changes caused A resurgence newly found? Will they reclaim their moral high ground? Will they break the UKIP curse? Now Farage…

A Momentous Day

If the motto of the Brexiteers Is ‘All For Us and None For You’ Then today they’ll tone it down As we begin to say adieu For though we complain about officials Who were appointed, not elected We’ll ignore that our Theresa Was unopposed when then selected To move to Number Ten And be the…

The Future Is Bright

The realities of a ‘post-truth’ world Are hard to distinguish from those Of the pre-truth world Worlds where we are bombarded by images Of things we neither want nor need Although On reflection Maybe we might need them And we do quite want them In fact, we can’t live without them But iThink iKnow what…

The Will Of The People

Who is this ‘Will Of The People’ He that cannot be denied And must be honoured, revered and obeyed? I can think of many Wills But none that strike me As being ‘Of The People’ Not the Conqueror I’d wager Or the one who liked Orange And certainly neither Pitt Junior Nor indeed Senior And it…

James Complains About Quite A Lot Of Things

Although I tend to mock the whole idea of New Year’s Resolutions, January 2017 seems to have coincided with me ‘upping my game’ in blogging terms. I’ve been posting pretty regularly, a minimum of three times a week and on occasion four. Furthermore, although many of my blog posts have been in the form of…

An Awkward Encounter at the Deli Counter

Saturday lunchtimes are often a conundrum for Mrs Proclaims and I. Most meal times are pretty regulated these days due to a highly efficient grocery-shopping schedule. (That’s right I’ve opened a post with the phrase ‘highly efficient grocery-shopping schedule’. This one’s going to be roller coaster of a post…) Essentially we get our groceries delivered…

Podiatric Problems

I’ve got cold feet Less because I want to withdraw From an undertaking To which I have Perhaps ill-advisedly Committed And more I think Because it’s January And I’m wearing neither Socks nor slippers Still, I sometimes wish That the UK government Had experienced slightly cooler feet Than they clearly did When committing to An…

Shock News – Nothing Is Surprising Anymore

I didn’t start this blog to discuss politics. I know nothing about politics really. Aside from what you’d expect a really intelligent person to know. Who is also staggeringly handsome, athletic and charming. I know about as much as someone who’d fit that description. I’m not saying that I fit that description. That’s not for…

Dreamland

In the post Brexit bewilderment, many people looked to sport to lighten the mood. It’s pretty clear that the UK is currently in a political and economical state of confusion, and while the long term effects of leaving the EU (which we haven’t even begun the process of yet) may not be as bad as…

Bregrets, I’ve Had A Few

Despite recent evidence to the contrary, this blog is not meant to be about political commentary. It’s meant to be a whimsical collection of bad poetry, rants about soup and toilet-based anecdotes. But the fallout of Brexit continues to dominate the news and as a citizen of the soon-to-be-former EU member state, I feel I should comment…

James Remains

The dust is starting to settle and apparently the apocalypse hasn’t happened. Yet. But the post-Brexit UK does feel different and none of us are quite sure what to make of it. For starters, my blog seems to have gone from random nonsense to political commentary. Perhaps I should rectify that, but then politics did…

James Complains About Brexit

“The terrible irony is that the vast majority of the people who voted to leave are the ones who will be most adversely affected. The most extreme example of turkeys voting for Christmas I can recall.”   This morning I was awoken gently by  Mrs Proclaims who broke the news to me of Britain’s collective…

James Complains About The Referendum

Today there is a referendum on whether or not Britain remains part of the European Union. Today we as a nation decide whether to Brexit or not to Brexit. I wrote about it back in February. Back then it seemed like the distant future, but lo and behold, we’re here in the future.