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#NotMyShitshow - response to the Brexiteer claim that the Brexit mess is the fault of Remainers

There has been some attempt to blame Remain supporters for the acknowledged Brexit mess. What was needed - if Brexit was going to be a credible movement: - those who wanted Brexit get together, preferably before the 2016 referendum, but in the absence of that afterwards, and agree what sort of Brexit they wanted - establish a consensus for it (they had a popular majority and MPs who were prepared to hold their noses and implement some Brexit for the sake of the narrow referendum majority) - put together a plan, - and implement the plan. If this had been done then I expect we would have left in 2019 with a Customs Union and Single Market solution, but we would have left with something. Brexit has failed because *those who were in favour of Brexit did not agree what they wanted* It failed because it was an argument in the Tory Party that got out of hand. Those who started the fire could not put it out, or did not want to, and did not care what damage it caused. It was destructive, not…

Bournemouth beach - how surprising is this?

From: Mike Cashman
Sent: 26 June 2020 13:49
To: 'letters@thetimes.co.uk' <letters@thetimes.co.uk>

Subject: Bournemouth beach - how surprising is this?
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/major-incident-declared-as-thousands-flock-to-bournemouth-beach-xvqcb3xrv It is surprising that people drive so far to get to Bournemouth beach. It is almost as if the Government had condoned long trips that could be avoided. It is surprising that people mix so closely together. It is almost as if the Government had signalled that the crisis over by dropping daily Press briefings. It is surprising that people do not take responsibility for their actions. It is almost as if the Government thinks that a fairy story in a Rose Garden or a release of documents can obscure the original offence. It is surprising that people cause so much public money to be wasted. It is almost as if the government condoned wasting £900,000 on a vanity paint job. What can people be thinking of?
Mike Cashman Author “Brexi…

What would get you sacked from the Government?

From: Mike Cashman
Sent: 26 June 2020 14:24
To: 'guardian.letters@theguardian.com' <guardian.letters@theguardian.com>

Subject: Buggering the Bursar
The character in “Educating Rita” played by Michael Caine explains that he won’t get sacked  under any circumstances as long as he stops short of “Buggering the Bursar” .
In view of the continued presence in office of Robert Jenrick, Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson, Priti Patel,  Chris Grayling, Jacob Rees-Mogg  and Matt Hancock , could we have clarification on what the equivalent to “Buggering the Bursar”would be , that would actually result in dismissal from this administration?
(https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/26/jenrick-affair-exposes-a-financialised-planning-system , today)
Yours Mike Cashman Author “Brexit's A Trick Not A Treat?”,  “Brexit's A Musical Trick”

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