Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Farce or what?

What is going on?   How must we look to the rest of the world?   Well it seems to me that everyone is going about their daily business - planning, making lists, spending more money than they have, running up credit card bills, wrapping presents, going to works' parties and society dinners,  eating and drinking far too much already and hiding the scales.   Yes, it's Christmas - just in case you didn't know it or had momentarily forgotten with the Westminster shambles - and nothing takes precedence.

I don't know the outcome of the vote in Westminster yet.   It is 9.34 and I shall switch on the ten o'clock news to find out.   There may well be someone better suited to fight our corner in Europe, but as someone who is no longer particularly interested in Politics, all I can say at this stage is I do not like the idea of vultures circling around a body, waiting for a chance to strike.   And that is how it seems to me.

It has been a dull, grey, dismal day here - as befits what seems to be going on in the country.   Maybe Christmas is just what we need to brighten things up after all.

 

22 comments:

Sewing mamie said...

I said that today the rest of the world must be laughing their socks off at the UK , they seem to be determined to shoot them selves in the foot

Gwil W said...

Funny thing Pat, but coming out of Nabucco just after 10pm Mrs G asked how many votes the PM would get and straight off the top of my head I said 'She'll get 200. Imagine my surprise when I got home an hour ago and discovered shed got exactly that. I think she's doing ok actually. I can't think of anybody who could do it better. Corbyn ? Boris? Mogg? No thanks. I think she'll come back tomorrow from Brussels with something to show for her efforts.

justjill said...

This government is totally a shambles. She won the vote - the whole thing was planned anyway. But as a PM sorting out brexit no. They will go.

Jennyff said...

Shambles is the word and despite todays confidence vote it won't get any better. I am beginning to think the EU will be glad to be rid of us.

Sandi said...

Looks like she held on. I'm not laughing. It seems like a lot of turmoil that did not have to be.

Joanne Noragon said...

Ms. May made it. Good for her. Don't forget the shambles over here. I understand Trump was so frustrated by Ms. Pelosi that he went into the next room and threw things. Tsk tsk.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We, in the US certainly are not laughing at the UK, especially with the problems we have. I never comment on another country’s politics but I hope and pray that when all the dust settles, the UK will still stand as one of the greatest nations in the world.

Cro Magnon said...

The one thing you can say for Mrs May, is that she's a real fighter. Good for her. I just hope she gets 'the deal' right.

Catsngrams said...

It seems that both our countries are in a shambles. I saw the Trump outrage with Nancy Pelosi. I think we all need to pray for our countries the world.

A Heron's View said...

Brexit looks like an unsolvable mess...

Derek Faulkner said...

Can't help but notice that you seem to be talking politics more lately, after switching off from it several weeks ago.
The vote was pretty much expected, the spineless crowd behind Teresa would rather spend their time slagging her off and letting her take the blame, than having the balls to stand up and prove they can do it better.

thelma said...

Enjoy the show Pat, this is more than 'we live in interesting times' this is sheer drama. Of a rather lowly order sadly.

Librarian said...

It saddens and worries me.

DUTA said...

Jennyff is right. The EU might be glad to get rid of Britain. They all threaten to leave at some point (Italy, Spain,Greece) no one dares to put it in practice. It's cold out there. If England will do it, then a new Shakespeare will emerge to write the proper tragedy.

Bovey Belle said...

I am not a political animal and as you say, this has descended into Farce. It began as such when someone who voted to Remain was chosen to broker a deal for those who chose to leave. There's common sense for you, she was really going to be rooting for a good deal I don't think when her heart wasn't in it. But hey ho, what do I know? I shall - like so many people - just have to carry on carrying on and duck as the green stuff hits the fan.

the veg artist said...

I do wish they would all grow up, but I refuse to get agitated about it. I have declared certain times of day Brexit-free zones - husband going on about it over early morning coffee, while I'm trying to watch the dawn, is not going to change anything, is it?
Christmas will be the same - a few days of relaxation, laughs (even if just at the TV), and a period of suspension of real life, which everyone needs from time to time.

Anonymous said...

She's been given an almost impossible job and I doubt any of her detractors could do any better. It seems to me these challenges to her leadership are about self-interest and the desire for personal power, not public service. I admire her strength and her refusal to let the bullying and undermining tactics sway her. I'm heartily sick of Brexit and the behaviour its brought out in people we elected to represent us. They are (almost all) a complete embarrassment to our country.

Rachel Phillips said...

I am saddened that she says she will stand down at the end. She has thus ensured that another mess will follow this one, sure as eggs are eggs. Who can possibly pick up where she leaves off and give us a positive next chapter? Nobody.

Elizabeth said...

Politics all over seems to be perfectly awful.
Let's go out for walks and try to enjoy those things that we can....
So many good things to read and see....
Keep warm.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I used to work with a young autistic boy who loved nothing better than riding on the school's tandem bicycle with me. He did precious little pedalling, wouldn't steer and at times made unexpected lurches which, if I hadn't had my wits about me, would have led to a nasty accident. Very like certain Tory MPs.

Incidentally, I notice that it took several weeks to collect the 48 letters required to force the vote of no confidence. But 117 then voted against her. Does this mean that there are 69 MPs who are unable to write letters? Or are they just a gutless rabble?

diana said...

Governments seem to like some of the folks you described....drink too much...spend money they don't have and hide their heads in the sand oblivious to the folks they are to serve. I remember when we held up our elected officials as role models to our children. I worry for our children and families trying to get by.

Heather said...

I am quite ashamed of our politicians right now. It all seems to be very shambolic but I daresay the world will keep on turning no matter what transpires and there is nothing I can do to help anyway.