17 February 2019
We’ve had some absolutely gorgeous days this week – who’d have thought it was mid-February! The temperature reached the lofty heights of 12 C (nearly 54 F) on Thursday and the skies were clear, bright and sunny. One could almost be convinced that Spring was imminent.
The lovely weather has brought out our early harbingers of Spring – these Snowdrops and other assorted woodland perennials we spotted on a walk around the Edgcote estate on Wednesday.
Brexit – the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you thought things could not get any more absurd, we have a day like last Thursday. Two weeks ago the Commons supported Mrs May’s policy, in principle, and directed her to go back to Brussels to renegotiate the agreement that Brussels has consistently said they would not renegotiate. On Thursday they voted again on the same policy and this time voted it down. John Crace asked the obvious question: Can you negotiate with people who are certifiable? He also employed one of my favourite catchphrases:
You couldn’t make it up. May could not even win a meaningless vote. Which, ironically, in itself had meaning. Humiliation. For her and the country. The EU must be pissing themselves. How can you negotiate with people who are certifiable?
I hope you all had a splendid Valentine’s Day – I did, even though I had forgotten all about it! Actually, I had remembered it earlier in the week but that’s not much use if you don’t do anything about it.
Love to you all,